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Natasha Mbabazi

Natasha

Co-fellow

Irene Umba

Irene Umba Zalira

Placement Country: Malawi
Title: Partnership and Programs Officer
Partner: Ministry of Health – Malawi
It takes more than doctors and medication to keep our global community healthy. There are many variables at play; opportunities to collaborate help us connect the dots.

Natasha is originally from Washington D.C. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts in international affairs with a political science minor from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. While in college, Natasha conducted field research for Uganda’s Finance Ministry, where she monitored budget efficiency and sustainability of national health sector projects. Upon graduating, Natasha worked as a U.S. Senate staff member on John D. Rockefeller IV’s Commerce Committee, where she aided counsels with consumer protection policy development and legislation. Natasha returned to international work with a local women's organization in Cambodia and provided monitoring and evaluation, program management, and logistical support to their rehabilitation centers, health clinic and HIV/AIDS outreach to sex workers. An avid photographer, Natasha is an advisory board member of PhotoForward, an arts non-profit empowering youths in Southeast Asia and New York City.