Dr. Muniini K. Mulera, a Ugandan, is a Consultant Paediatrician & Neonatologist in Canada

Dr. Muniini K. Mulera, a Ugandan, is a Consultant Paediatrician & Neonatologist in Canada

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Dr. Muniini K. Mulera ~ Consultant Paediatrician & Neonatologist, Toronto, Canada

Background 

Dr. Mulera, a native of Kahondo ka Byamarembo, Kigezi graduated  from Makerere University, Kampala,  with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery in March 1977. He received internship training at Nsambya Hospital in Kampala under the supervision of Dr. Veronica Cotter, Dr. Miriam Duggan and Dr. Kathleen O’Sullivan, three Irish women he credits with consolidating his love of clinical medicine in general, and maternal and child health in particular.

Forced to escape from Uganda in August 1977 before completing his medical internship, Dr. Mulera became a refugee in Kenya before taking up employment as an intern and then a medical officer in Maseru, Lesotho.

In 1980, Dr. Mulera joined the Department of Physiology at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland as a demonstrator in physiology and research-trainee under the supervision of Professor Roland E. Moore.

He arrived in Canada in the summer of 1981 to start his residency (postgraduate training) in paediatrics at the University of Calgary, Alberta, under Professor Robert H.E. Haslam.

It was the beginning of a career that would see him become Chief Resident in Paediatrics at the Alberta Children’s Hospital, a Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada, a Diplomate of the American Board of Paediatrics, a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada, a Fellow of the American Academy of Paediatrics, Senior Fellow in Neonatology at the Hospital for Sick Children,  an attending staff neonatologist at the same institution and Assistant Professor of Paediatrics at the University of Toronto.

Over the last 18 years, Dr. Mulera has combined his passion for clinical neonatology with leadership in the development and establishment of advanced neonatology services at two centres that had previously had limited capacity in this subspecialty.

From 1993 to 1999, Dr. Mulera was Medical Director of Neonatology at the Royal Victoria Hospital of Barrie, where he also served as Chief (Head) of Paediatrics. Since 1999, he has been the Medical Director of Neonatology at Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket, Ontario, where he has also served as Chief of Paediatrics. He has also run a private practice as a consultant paediatrician for 20 years.

Dr. Mulera’s chief interest is teaching paediatrics and neonatology to undergraduate and postgraduate students. He considers this a priceless opportunity for him to continue learning in order to provide the most current care to his patients and their families.

Besides medicine, Dr. Mulera has devoted his life to human rights advocacy, community service and pan-African networking. He was a Member of the Board of Directors of the Ugandan North American Association (UNAA 1999-2001); a founder member and former Board Member of the Uganda North American Medical Society (UNAMS); a founder member of the International Community of Banyakigezi (ICOB), of which he was Vice-President from 2004 to 2010; Chairman of the UNAA Presidential Advisory Board (2004); UNAA Electoral Commission (2009) and UNAA Constitution Review Committee (2010.)

Dr. Mulera was the Chairperson of the Constitution Review Committee of the Uganda Martyrs Church of Canada (2011) and was recently elected a member of the Council of the Uganda Martyrs United Church of Canada.

His major focus at present is to advocate for better working conditions for doctors in sub-Saharan Africa and the voluntary repatriation of sub-Saharan African doctors currently practicing in the developed world.

 Dr. Muniini will be honored at the Ugandan Diaspora Social Networking Event, for his contributions to the Ugandan Diaspora Community and the work he has done in Uganda to Sensitize his fellow countrymen and women on the challenges of Child health.

 

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The Uganda Diaspora Network is a forum aimed at bringing together Ugandans who live and work abroad by celebrating their contributions overseas and also encouraging them to give of their time, talents, ideas and expertise whilst inspiring the next generation of Ugandan leaders. Every year the Ugandan Diaspora Network will organize an annual Social Networking Gala and will also produce a quarterly publication highlighting the successes of the various Ugandans residing overseas. Please send us those inspirational stories and philanthropic work involving Ugandans abroad. We shall share these stories using this platform that is rapidly growing and expanding. The Next Diaspora Social Networking Gala will be Held on 30th December 2016 at The Kampala Serena Hotel.

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15 Comments

  1. julius twongyeirwe
    December 24, 12:16 #1 julius twongyeirwe

    I am very much impressed by Dr. Munini Murera’s contributions to Ugandans and to the world. I wish everyone could have a chance to read this and have a chance to appreciate nd find his/her own level of contribution to the societies we live in. Good luck Doctor.

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  2. Ivan Nuwagaba
    December 30, 13:02 #2 Ivan Nuwagaba

    As a Ugandan Canadian who is blessed to know Dr Mulera, I can hardly think of another Ugandan that makes me as proud to be Ugandan as the doctor does. Congratulations Muniini and thanks for being such an excellent role model to many of us that have learned a great deal from you.

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  3. Kato Noble
    February 01, 05:20 #3 Kato Noble

    Mr.Munini is an example to many Ugandans! Many of the Billionaires we have in Uganda have failed to do what Mr.Munini has to community.Long live Mulera!

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  4. Josephine Semanda
    April 11, 15:14 #4 Josephine Semanda

    Dr. Mulera- You have my vote – Please deliver us from NRM!!!

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  5. shadab ali
    April 23, 11:35 #5 shadab ali

    hi this is shadab ali .i am in uganda and i want to apply visit visa for canada. we need Consultant in uganda help me to make all document apply for a canada vist visa.so plz contact me as soon as possible.thanks. us_mobile101@yahoo.com

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  6. Geoffrey Byarugaba(Rev. Canon)
    September 11, 03:43 #6 Geoffrey Byarugaba(Rev. Canon)

    Iwe Byamarembo-katabaare okatabaruka! You make us proud-we who associate with you from the great roots of “Kahondo ka Byaramembo omu ntookye nyamwingi ei empungu ezeereera ekabura obugwero! We wish you the best as you do your part in bettering humanity.

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  7. Tumusiime Ronald
    September 22, 12:54 #7 Tumusiime Ronald

    Its so interesting to hear all the inspirations and reading all that is all about you guys. We are happy for you the Ugandans in the diaspora and surely great Job done and we will be joining you soon God willing.
    Best Regards

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  8. Tumusiime Ronald
    September 22, 12:57 #8 Tumusiime Ronald

    hullo,
    Its so interesting to hear all the inspirations and reading all that is all about you guys. We are happy for you the Ugandans in the diaspora and surely great Job done and we will be joining you soon God willing.
    Best Regards

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  9. Kansiime Honest
    November 12, 05:40 #9 Kansiime Honest

    Dr. Munini you’ve always been my hero since the day i knew you. i would like to thank you on behalf of banyakigezi for the great work you are doing. keep up the spirit
    Cheers
    KANSIIME
    KANUNGU DISTRICT

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  10. sam Nzabandora
    February 18, 22:51 #10 sam Nzabandora

    Dr. Mulera, we need your comments on Monitor .co.ug. Uganda is going to the dogs. No more brave columnists that will tell the emperor that he has no clothes!

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    • M. Muzarirehe
      April 10, 08:30 M. Muzarirehe

      Thank you Dokitari for the efforts, and generous and all the hard work you have put in all those charities and community work. God bless you
      I would like to know your email address so that I can send you a detailed project proposal which I have been working on and I would like to do it in Kabale I need your guidance and expertise
      Please answer me.

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  11. Nakayenga Joyce
    January 24, 12:29 #11 Nakayenga Joyce

    very interesting iwant also to work in canada. am nurse by proffesional with BNS From Uganda christian university mukono uganda. exp 12 years in nursing. recommended by ur friend proff. Nuwagaba A. from kabale.

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  12. ARON N. KASABA
    April 17, 18:16 #12 ARON N. KASABA

    I love the previous. Mr. Muniini, you make know that everything is possible.
    Keep inspiring us

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  13. bannet ariho
    November 09, 14:23 #13 bannet ariho

    this is so great. I am inspired and as a young man I stand to be counted

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