Irene Mirembe

Intrahealth International | Knowledge Management Manager, USAID Regional Health Integration to Enhance Services in Eastern Uganda (USAID RHITES-E)

Ms. Irene Mirembe is a multi-skilled strategic health professional with over six years of progressive experience in strategic health communication and social and behavioral change. She previously worked with Living Earth Uganda and PACE to guide and support behavioral change communication initiatives. Prior to this, she provided technical assistance to CCP's Health Communication Partnership and to the Ministry of Health's Reproductive Health Division and implementing partners to design, execute, and evaluate national multi-channel family planning communications.

She has written over 50 newspaper articles for Uganda’s dailies, highlighting health issues with a call to action to improve the lives of all Ugandans (especially women), and run health communication campaigns to change behaviors to improve outcomes amongst individuals and families. She holds various certificates, from strategic health communication trainings (including from CCP) to writing and media relations courses. She completed a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication from Makerere University and a master’s degree in the same field. Ms. Mirembe has been honored and awarded for her work as a mentor for the Health Communication Partnership’s GOLD program and as a young health advocate for the Mama Alive Initiative (2014).

She says, “I believe mentoring women in primary health is the means and an end to improving general health of households and therefore a nation.”