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Irene Umba Zalira

Irene Umba

Co-fellow

Natasha

Natasha Mbabazi

Placement Country: Malawi
Title: Partnership and Programs Officer
Partner: Ministry of Health – Malawi
I am motivated by knowing that I have a purpose in life which is to change what I can in my community and my country, even if it's just one person.

????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????Umba is from Lilongwe, Malawi and graduated from the University of Malawi, The Polytechnic with a bachelor's degree in technical education. Umba volunteered with the Malawi Youth Consultative Forum as a programs sup;port officer. There, she managed the Malawi Youth Charter project which developed a tool for advocating for the prioritization of youth issues before, during, and after elections. She also sits as the Vice Chairperson for the Malawi Youth Charter National Taskforce Team and is a youth representative on the CSO Global Fund New Funding Model Core Team. Umba is passionate about women rights with a special focus on sexual and reproductive health rights. In her free time she enjoys reading African literature, traveling, blogging, and community service.