A-BE-C to Better Serve Global Community With New Outreach Position
Association for the Bladder Exstrophy Community to Better Serve Global Community With New Outreach Position
Long time volunteer David Mukisa will serve as Uganda Program Director
We are excited to announce the addition of an outreach position which will greatly impact the organization’s global reach. David Mukisa, B.Pharm. MPS, will serve as a representative of A-BE-C in Uganda, Africa.
David Mukisa holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmacy and has worked with National Medical Stores for their procurement and logistics department, and for The AIDS Support Organization (TASO) in Uganda as a Lead Pharmacist. He currently serves as a Program Officer in supply chain management with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
New position will help serve Uganda exstrophy patients and their families
As A-BE-C Uganda Program Coordinator David will be responsible for coordinating surgical workshops with outside corporations, supervising project workers, and managing expenses. In addition he will also have the important task of quarterly check-ins with exstrophy patients, and will assist with scheduling and transportation for follow-up care. The position will be supervised and directed by board member Janet Gibson.
“David and his family have been working with A-BE-C for years, so it made sense to make it official,” stated Gibson. “David has an impressive resume. We were fortunate to find someone with not only the skill set to help the patients in Uganda, but the ability and desire to help us make a difference.”
David’s son Solomon was born with cloacal exstrophy and the family has been featured on our website. David and his wife Mary were tenacious in finding the best care for their son. They continue to work tirelessly to help all those living with exstrophy in Uganda.
Five Year Global Care Initiative
A-BE-C has committed to a five year initiative in Uganda to provide access to surgical care and treatment for individuals born with exstrophy. The team will travel from the US to Uganda in October, 2019, to perform five surgeries and provide follow up care for previous surgical patients.