(1969-04-21) 21 April 1969 (age 47)
Moyo District, Uganda
(Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery)
(Master of Medicine in Pediatrics)
(Dip. in Project Planning & Management)
(Honorary PhD in Neuroscience)
Pediatrician, Academic and Politician
2002 — present
Minister of State for Primary Health Care
Joyce Moriku, MBChB, MMed, Honorary PhD (born 21 April 1969), is a Ugandan pediatrician, academic and politician. She is the Minister of State for Primary Health Care in the Ugandan Cabinet. She was appointed to that position on 6 June 2016, replacing Sarah Achieng Opendi, who became State Minister for Health, General Duties. She also serves as the elected Member of Parliament for Moyo District Women Representative in the 10th Parliament (2016 to 2021).
1 Background and education
2 Medical career
3 Political career
4 Personal life
5 See also
Background and education
Dr. Moriku was born in Moyo District, West Nile sub-region, in the Northern Region of Uganda, on 21 April 1969. She attended Laropi Primary School for her elementary education. She studied at Metu Senior Secondary School, in Moyo, for her O-Level education, before she transferred to Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School in Gulu for her A-Level studies.
In 1997, she was admitted to Mbarara University School of Medicine to study Human Medicine, graduating with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery in 2002. In 2005 she received a Postgraduate Diploma in Project Planning and Management from Gulu University. She then entered Makerere University School of Medicine at Mulago, where she obtained the Master of Medicine in Pediatrics in 2008. Still later, in 2015, Gulu University awarded her a PhD in Neuroscience.
Following her first degree, she interned at Lacor Hospital in Gulu, from 2002 until 2003. Between 2003 and 2005, she worked as the medical coordinator for The AIDS Support Organisation (TASO), based in Gulu. From 2005 unil 2008, she worked as a Senior House Officer at Mulago National Referral Hospital. Following that, she worked as the Medical Director, for one year at Mildmay Clinic on Entebbe Road, from 2008 until 2009. From 2010 until 2015, she worked as a