Honorable Minister Lt Col Dr. Tharcisse Mpunga

Presentation: Lessons from the COVID- 19 Vaccination Programme, Reaching the Citizens Effectively, New Information Systems and Alternative Delivery Mechanisms

Dr. Tharcisse Mpunga has over 15 years of experience in leadership in the Rwandan health care sector. As Director General of Butaro Hospital, he has led the development and implementation of the Butaro Center of Excellence in Cancer Care (BCCOE) until his appointment as Rwanda’s Minister of State in Charge of Primary Health Care in February 2020. He currently leads the National Taskforce coordinating the Covid-19 vaccination program in Rwanda where vaccination rollout is progressing steadily across the country. Dr. Mpunga is also pursuing a doctoral degree in Cancer Epidemiology and studying infections associated with cancer in Rwanda and is invested in facilitating effective and feasible strategies for early detection of women’s cancers.