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DRC Country Director, USAID Global Health Supply Chain-Technical Assistance (GHSC-TA) Francophone Task Order Ruphin Mulongo
Ruphin Mulongo is a pharmacist and public health specialist with more than 25 years of experience working within the health system of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Prior to coming to Chemonics, he served as a project director for the System for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services (SIAPS) project. Ruphin played a key role in supporting activities pertaining to Rational Use of Medicines through the implementation of Drug and Therapeutic Committees in DRC. He was one of the first health professionals to support and spearhead the implementation of a Pharmacovigilance Center in DRC. Through his work experience, he has become well-versed in the challenges of the DRC’s pharmaceutical system. Ruphin holds a master’s degree of public health and a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from the University of Kinshasa.
by Ruphin Mulongo
In 2020, global malaria cases increased to numbers not seen since 2015, partly due to service disruptions caused by COVID-19 and stagnation of vector control interventions. Progress toward controlling and eliminating malaria has backslid. This setback leaves millions of people vulnerable to contracting the disease, particularly in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), which has…