The United Nations Population Fund or United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA) has appointed Bannet Ndyanabangi as its new representative for Afghanistan.
Ndyanabangi, a national of Uganda, met Deputy Foreign Minister Hekmat Khalil Karzai and presented to him his credentials on Saturday.
The newly appointed UNFPA representative also provided comprehensive information to the Deputy Foreign Minister about his organization’s plans, programs and new policies for Afghanistan
Before his assignment to Afghanistan, Bannet Ndyanabangi was UNFPA’s Country Representative for Sierra Leone and Deputy Representative to the republic of South Sudan and Nigeria.
In addition to UNFPA, he has also worked in a number of other organizations in different capacities, including as Chief of Party of the USAID/MSH HIV/AIDS Care and Support Programme in Ethiopia and Programme Manager for HIV/AIDS Care and Support at Management Sciences for Health (MSH) in Arlington, Virginia.
Ndyanabangi, a physician and public health expert, brings with him over 25 years of management and strategic planning experience as well as expertise in the areas of health systems strengthening, HIV/AIDS, Adolescent health, reproductive Health, Family planning, clinical services, and general public health.
He qualified as a medical doctor from the University of Heidelberg in Germany, in 1987, and went to the Institute of Hygiene and Public Health of Heidelberg University, where he obtained an MSc in Community Health and Health Management in 1993 and a doctorate of medicine (Dr. Med) in Public Health in 1998.