Yvonne Mulenga

Executive Director, Project Concern Zambia

Yvonne Mulenga is Executive Director for Project Concern Zambia, an affiliate of Global Communities. Under Yvonne’s leadership, Project Concern Zambia successfully transitioned from Project Concern International in 2019 as a local entity and immediately became one of the first recipients of USAID funding in sub–Saharan Africa under the New Partnership Initiative Program. Yvonne leads a team of close to 40 staff and five indigenous NGOs to implement a five-year USAID-funded child-and adolescent-focused HIV/AIDS epidemic control program.

Since 2000, her program management experience has spanned the fields of HIV/AIDS, maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH), nutrition, laboratory and supply chain management strengthening, cervical cancer screening, and orphans and vulnerable children (OVC). Her interest is in advancing evidence-based approaches and developing sustainable community health and social systems to achieve HIV epidemic control in Zambia. She has served as co-investigator and country coordinator on several implementation studies on HIV epidemic control and co-morbidities such as HIV/cervical cancer. She has also served as Country Coordinator for the World Health Organization (WHO) and Center for Disease Control (CDC) Foundation-funded study on improving data for decision making in cervical cancer programming (IDCCP).

She has a Master of Public Health (MPH) from the University of Essex, United Kingdom.