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Margaret Mutumba

Margaret Mutumba
Portrait of Margaret Mutumba

Margaret Mutumba - BSc, MPH, PhD (c) Public Health & Health Systems - is the founder of MedAtlas, a telemedicine platform for simplifying healthcare access in Africa starting with fertility-related services.  

Between 2019 and 2022, Margaret was a Project Researcher at the University of Waterloo and worked on the Health and Wellbeing of Mothers of African Descent living in Canada. In 2019, she also founded Infertility Voices, an advocacy organization that addresses the injustices of persons facing infertility, particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa. Between 2016 and 2018, Margaret was the General Manager at the Women’s Hospital International and Fertility Centre, in Uganda where she developed surgical information packs to improve patient knowledge, assurance and overall care. She has managed projects at the Lusaka IVF and Fertility Clinic, in Zambia between 2015 and 2018 and at the Sali International Hospital in Tanzania in 2015. Margaret holds many leadership roles: she is a Board Member at the Young People Global Edge, at the YMCA Three Rivers, and has been on CAGH's Board since 2020. She is also an Executive at the University of Waterloo Graduate Student Association.

As a Scholar Advocate from an LMIC context, Margaret is pleased with the direction of CAGH-ACSM and its focus on health equity, advocacy, and collaborative research. Her vision is to create a safe and inclusive collaborative community that encourages meaningful conversations around deeply difficult experiences related to inequality. She would like to be part of the organization’s embrace of diversity in its leadership and decision-making spheres and believes  CAGH should be instrumental in developing training content on how challenges in our society today (such as anti-indigenous & anti-black racism, sexism, ableism, and Islamophobia) shape health outcomes of impacted communities. Margaret also strongly advocates for knowledge translation that benefits the communities involved. She believes that the well-being of participants in the global South should be the direct outcome of the work conducted at the organization.

Margaret speaks English, Luganda and. Kiswahili

The mantra that guides her work is the following: "Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot, but make it hot by striking." - William Butler Yeats