Dr. Richard Mihigo is a senior public health specialist with over 25 years of experience in designing, implementing and evaluating disease control programs at national and international levels. He holds a Doctorate degree in Medicine from the University of Kisangani, DR and a Master’s degree in Public Health from the University of Boston, Massachusetts, USA. He joined WHO in July 2004 and is currently the Immunization & Vaccines Development (IVD) Coordinator at the WHO Regional Office for Africa. He is leading the work of the IVD program in advocacy, communication, and resource mobilization; developing and managing work plans and budgets within the framework of WHO rules and regulations. Part of his responsibilities also includes supporting Member States in establishing and strengthening partnership coordination mechanisms at country and inter-country levels and resource mobilization in support of national immunization programs in the African Region.