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Eugene Kongnyuy

Senior Maternal Health Advisor, UNFPA

Eugene Kongnyuy is an Obstetrician & Gynaecologist with a PhD in Public Health. He currently works for United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) as Senior Maternal and Newborn Health Advisor. 


Mr. Kongnyuy is currently the H4+ Coordinator in the DR Congo. H4+ is an inter-agency mechanism that brings together United Nations agencies (UNFPA, UNICEF, WHO, UNAIDS, UN Women, and the World Bank) to accelerate the reduction of maternal and infant mortality in the countries with the highest maternal mortality.

Before joining UNFPA, he was Clinical  Lecturer in Sexual and Reproductive Health in the University of Liverpool in the UK, where he contributed significantly in the development of a new curricula of Master in Public Health (Sexual and Reproductive Health stream), taught and supervised both masters and PhD students and provided technical assistance to many developing countries.

He has work experience worked in more than 15 countries in Europe, Africa, Asia and Americas, including complex humanitarian settings.  His research areas of interest are sexual and reproductive health, maternal and newborn health, family planning, quality of care, HIV/AIDS, operations research and systematic reviews. Eugene has published over 50 peer articles in peer-reviewed journal and is an author within the Cochrane Collaboration for systematic reviews of randomized controlled trials.