Program Manager, Uganda
Rebecca’s role as our consultant for Uganda supports the expansion of our in-country micronutrient supplementation program in coordination with local health systems. She is the point of contact for more than 30 current field partners in Uganda, while also working to identify new potential partnerships that will ensure that we serve hard-to-reach, remote communities in all corners of the country. Working alongside local organizations, visiting communities and witnessing the impact of our work, she shared, is her favorite part of her job.
Coordination and management is only one facet of Rebecca’s job, though. In addition, she educates individuals and field partners about vitamin A and deworming; her work helps communities better understand our efforts and work towards a healthier future for themselves and future generations. A common misconception, she says, is that many mothers believe that multivitamins are contraceptives and lead to infertility. She works to dispel fallacies like this and empower people with knowledge, which is not always easy – there are often language barriers and customs that vary across communities, which is why her collaboration with local organizations is invaluable for building trust, educating, and making a difference in the lives of many people across Uganda.
Outside of her work with Vitamin Angels, Rebecca loves spending time with her son – whom she affectionately refers to as her “little man” – and the rest of her family. She also loves singing, baking, gardening and being outdoors.
Team member since 2016.