Health equity means equal opportunity to improve health services for all, especially the marginalized. Health equity starts with building health systems with sustainable solutions that benefit the community by working with available resources.
Rebecca Annette Mulungi is from Kampala, Uganda. She attended Uganda Christian University where she attained a bachelor's degree in mass communication. While at university, Rebecca partnered with colleagues to run a voluntary community-based organization to enhance literacy rates of children from the Busoga region in Eastern Uganda. After graduating, Rebecca worked as a communications officer at Amref Health Africa, an African organization that focuses on working with communities to create lasting health change. Her work involved enhancing awareness and advocacy on health issues affecting the community, including maternal and child health, water and sanitation, sexual and reproductive health, and capacity building of health workers to save more newborns and mothers. In her leisure time, Rebecca loves reading, participating in charity events to fundraise for health initiatives, attending and actively participating in forums that advocate for health equity in hard-to-reach areas, watching movies, and cooking.