Angelina Chogo Wapakhabulo (widely known as Mama Angelina in Uganda) (born March 24, 1949) is Uganda’s High Commissioner to Kenya. She is a founding member and Co-chair of the United Way Board. Wapakhabulo is a community activist and a social worker.
Angelina Wapakhabulo has played a number interwoven and influential community roles, including social work and community leadership within Uganda and beyond. She’s one of the most celebrated community leaders, activists and social workers at the national stage. The long list of charitable organizations she has been associated with includes the United Way Uganda (as a founding member and founding co-chair of its governing board); CURE Uganda [a specialty teaching hospital that treats children afflicted by neurosurgical conditions]; the Uganda Women’s Effort to Save Orphans (UWESO); The AIDS Support Organisation (TASO); Forum for African Women Educationalists Uganda (FAWE-U); SOS Children’s Village Uganda; the Uganda Red Cross; as well as Women International
Maternity Aid (WIMA). From 2004-2008, she served as a member on the Kyambogo University Council. On the international scene, Mrs Angelina Wapakhabulo served for a considerable period of time as a Uganda community member of the Steering Committee for the Development of Anti-Retroviral Therapy Trials (DART) in Africa, and has been on the Board of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation and the Microbicide Development Programme Steering Committee (under the Imperial College London) in the fight against HIV/AIDS in Uganda. It is soothing to learn that Mama Angelina and several community-development enthusiasts have been transforming Kampala’s markets into ‘one-stop shopping centres’ for vendors and customers in an effort to
promote public access to HIV/AIDS information and treatment.