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Fidele Ngabo

Director of Maternal and Child Health Department, Ministry of Health

Since 2008, Dr. Fidele Ngabo has been the Head of Division of the Maternal Child and Community Health Unit in the Ministry of Health, Rwanda, responsible for improving reproductive health, family planning, child health, immunization services, and nutrition.

Prior to his current position, Dr. NGABO was the Director of the Expanded Program of Immunization, a position he was promoted to after achieving high coverage immunization and successfully introducing the pneumococcal vaccine into routine immunization. Prior to his position as Director of the Immunization program in Rwanda, Dr. NGABO served as the Director of Training and Guideline Update in the Center for HIV Research and Training. He worked to develop and implement guidelines on HIV treatment, including ARV provisions. Dr. NGABO began his career at Kigali Teaching Hospital in Rwanda, where he worked in the Emergency Department.

Dr. NGABO was recognized by GAVI in 2012 for the successful introduction of new vaccines, including pneumococcal and rotavirus vaccines, and for the reduction in child mortality, under Millennium Development Goal 4. He was also the 2012 recipient of the Resolve Award for service delivery for the efforts made towards family planning and universal access to reproductive health services from the World Health Assembly and the 2008 recipient of the PACE Global Leadership Award for championing pneumococcal disease prevention.

Dr. NGABO received his Medical degree and Masters degree in Epidemiology and is currently completing a PhD in Epidemiology.