Stephen Mallinga

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Stephen Mallinga
Born (1943-11-17)November 17, 1943
Died April 11, 2013(2013-04-11) (aged 69)
Residence Kampala, Uganda
Nationality Ugandan
Ethnicity Itesot
Citizenship Uganda
Education Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB)
Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda
American College of Surgeons (FACS)
American College of Surgeons, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Fellow of the International College of Surgeons (FICS)
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Occupation Obstetrician, Gynecologist & Politician
Years active 1973 — 2013
Known for Politics
Home town Pallisa

Stephen Oscar Mallinga (17 November 1943 - 11 April 2013), was a Ugandan physician and politician. He was the Minister of Relief, Disaster and Refugees. He was appointed to that position on 27 May 2011. He replaced Tarsis Kabwegyere, who was dropped from the Cabinet.[1] He was also the elected Member of Parliament (MP), representing the "Butebo County Constituency", Pallisa District.


He was born in Pallisa District on 17 November 1943.[2]


He held the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) degree from Makerere University, back when it was still part of the University of East Africa. He was a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS), specializing in Obstetrics and Gynecology. He was also a Fellow of the International College of Surgeons (FICS).[3]

Work experience[edit]

Between 1973 and 1977, he served as a Consultant at Cook County Hospital, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America. From 1978 until 1985, he served as the Chairperson, in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Jackson Park Hospital, Chicago, Illinois, USA. He then served as a consultant at Ingalls Memorial Hospital, in Harvey, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. In 1996, Dr. Mallinga returned to Uganda and entered politics. He was elected Member of Parliament for Butebo County, in Pallisa District, in 1996, a position he has held up to his death. He served as Uganda's Minister of Health from 2006 until 2011, when he was assigned to his last cabinet appointment.[4]

Personal details[edit]

Dr. Mallinga was married. He belonged to the National Resistance Movement political party.

Parliamentary duties[edit]

Stephen Mallinga sat on the following parliamentary committees:


Dr. Malinga collapsed at his country home in Pallisa District on Thursday, 11 April 2013. He was later pronounced dead the same day.[5]


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