Dr. Martha Mukaminega, MD, MMed (ped), MSc is a senior Rwandan Pediatrician, clinician, and Public Health Specialist. For the last fifteen years, she has been working with the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric Aids Foundation (EGPAF), providing technical assistance on the HIV care provided to children and their families in Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire (CDI), Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Swaziland, Uganda, and Zambia.
Dr. Mukaminega joined EGPAF in 2006 as the Technical Director for Rwanda program. Later on, she served as a Senior Technical Officer, Pediatrics for the Global Team and Senior Technical Advisor Pediatric for EGPAF Tanzania. She currently serves as Regional Advisor, Pediatrics for EGPAF, and is based in Kigali, Rwanda. In this role, she works closely with numerous ministries in different African countries and regional organizations which has led her to build a strong network across Africa. Dr. Mukaminega technically leads and coordinates the implementation and monitoring of a global project implemented in CDI and Kenya targeting children and adolescents. She serves in various mentorship and coaching capacities for adolescents and young women in Rwanda and other countries supported by EGPAF. Before joining EGPAF, she was the head of the Pediatrics Department at the Central Hospital of Kigali.
Dr. Mukaminega is also a strong advocate of Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) and serves as Co-Chair of the Global OVC Task Force. Dr. Mukaminega obtained her medical degree in Rwanda and her Master of Science degree from the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Belgium.