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
Citizenship Uganda
Alma mater Makerere University
(Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery)
American College of Surgeons
(Fellow of the American College of Surgeons)
International College of Surgeons
(Fellow of the International College of Surgeons)
Occupation Obstetrician, Gynecologist & Politician
Years active 1973 — 2013
Known for Politics
Home town Pallisa
Spouse(s) Beatrice Mallinga

Stephen Oscar Mallinga (17 November 1943 - 11 April 2013), was a Ugandan medical doctor and politician. At the time of his death, he was the Minister of Disaster Preparedness and Refugees. He was appointed to that position on 27 May 2011. He replaced Tarsis Kabwegyere, who was dropped from the Cabinet.[1] From 2006 until 2011, he served as Uganda's Minister of Health. He was also the elected Member of Parliament (MP), representing the "Butebo County Constituency", in Pallisa District.[2]

Background and education[edit]

He was born in Pallisa District on 17 November 1943. He attended Ntare School for his high school education. He held the degree of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, obtained from Makerere University, back when the university was still part of the University of East Africa. He was a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, specializing in Obstetrics and Gynecology. He was also a Fellow of the International College of Surgeons.[2]


Between 1973 and 1977, he served as a Consultant at Cook County Hospital, in Chicago, Illinois, United States. From 1978 until 1985, he served as the Chairperson, in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Jackson Park Hospital, Chicago, Illinois, . 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. Originally a member of the Uganda People's Congress political party, he crossed to the ruling National Resistance Movement on 1 March 2005.[2] [3][4]


Dr. Malinga collapsed at his country home in Pallisa District on Thursday, 11 April 2013. He was later pronounced dead the same day. He was 69 years old.[2][4][5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Monitor Team (28 May 2011). "Full of List of Ugandan Ministers Appointed by President Museveni". Daily Monitor. Kampala. Retrieved 20 October 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c d Staff Writer (12 April 2013). "Minister Mallinga Dies". Daily Monitor. Kampala. Retrieved 6 April 2015. 
  3. ^ Olaka, Denis (12 April 2013). "Pallisa Mourns The Late Minister Stephen Mallinga". Kampala: Uganda Radio Network. Retrieved 6 April 2015. 
  4. ^ a b Vision Reporter (12 April 2013). "Minister Dr. Stephen Mallinga Is Dead". New Vision. Kampala. Retrieved 20 October 2016. 
  5. ^ Administrator (12 April 2013). "Minister Dr. Stephen Mallinga Dead At 69". The Independent (Uganda) via Kampala. Retrieved 20 October 2016. 

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