NCD Alliance East Africa


He is Chief Consultant Pediatrician and Cardiologist at King Faisal Hospital, Kigali (KFH, K) and Associate
Professor (Hon) of Pediatrics, University of Rwanda. Currently, he is the Chairperson, Board of Directors
of the Rwanda NCD Alliance and the former Vice Chairperson of the Board of Directors of EANCDA. He is
the Founder and President of the Rwanda Heart Foundation (RHF), a member of the World Heart
Federation, the African Heart Network (AHN) and the Panafrican Society of Cardiology (PASCAR). He has been a Member of the Executive Board of AHN from 2012 to 2017 and he was recently elected as
member of the Governing Council of PASCAR.

As the Coordinator of the National Cardiac Surgery program, Prof. Mucumbitsi has collaborated with the
Ministry of Health (MOH), KFH,K and international surgical visiting teams, to build a comprehensive
cardiac care service in the country. He has also worked closely with the MOH and the Rwanda
Biomedical Center (RBC) on the National NCD policy, NCD strategic and action plans, as well as the
national NCD protocols and treatment guidelines.

Prof. Mucumbitsi has been involved in different national and international research projects on
cardiovascular diseases, congenital heart disease, and RHD prevention, screening, and surgical
outcomes. He is the author or co-author of peer reviewed articles and book chapters. EANCDA congratulates the new President and looks forward to his policy, strategic leadership and
guidance over the next three years.