Dr. Margaret Mungherera has been a medical doctor for 30 years having attained in 1982an MBChB from Makerere University. On completion of her internship at Mulago Hospital, she was posted to Butabika Mental Hospital as a Medical Officer. In 1992 she became a psychiatrist having attained a Masters in Medicine in Psychiatry. During her 20 years ‘experience as a mental health professional she has held various responsibilities in both the public and private health sectors. Her specific area of super specialization is Forensic Psychiatry. She has vast experience in mental health clinical area, research and training. After 19 years at Butabika Hospital, Dr. Mungherera joined Mulago National Referral Hospital, Uganda where she works as the Senior Consultant Psychiatrist. She is Honorary Lecturer of Makerere College of Health Sciences, Council member of Gulu University and Kampala International University. Margaret is a member of several non-profit organizations. She is a former Publicity Secretary of the Association of Uganda Women Medical Doctors and the first woman to serve as President of the Uganda Medical Association (UMA) – a post she has held twice. She has been Vice-President of Commonwealth Medical Association for Eastern, Central and Southern African region and is the outgoing Treasurer. In 2000, as President of UMA she led her counterparts in the East African countries to bringing the regulatory councils and boards in the East African countries to promote the quality of training and regulation of doctors and dental surgeons in the region. As a result, there is reciprocal recognition of doctors and dental surgeons, harmonized training programs for undergraduates and interns and, joint inspection and supervision of medical and dental schools. Last year, Dr. Mungherera was unanimously elected President of the World Medical Association (WMA) and will be taking up that post in October 2013. She will be the second African to hold that post since WMA was formed in 1947 and she will be the third woman and first African woman to hold that prestigious post.