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.