People, 15 January 2022

Meet Rebecca Ingenhoff

Rebecca leads the Balamu operations while pursuing her Ph.D in the Department of Nephrology and Medical Intensive Care at Charité.

She is a Program Manager in the field of global health and non-communicable diseases (NCDs). As a fellow Rebecca is conducting research to measure the effectiveness of community health worker programs in NCD care in rural Uganda. In addition, as the operational manager of the Balamu project, she manages all project activities in collaboration with our scientific project manager Dr. Richard Munana and the administrative project manager Ivan Weswa on site.

Furthermore, Rebecca holds a Master of Science degree in Global Development from the University of Copenhagen and a bachelor’s degree in International Business and Economics. Before joining the Balamu team, Rebecca gained extensive knowledge of health care delivery in low- to middle-income countries (LMICs). Previously, she supported the advocacy efforts of the United Nations Population Fund in Hanoi to strengthen access to preventive healthcare for women and girls.

Rebecca has carried out education and global health research projects in Ghana, Tanzania, and Vietnam. This internationally acquired expertise in the field of health research in LMICs provides the competence with which our project is managed. Rebecca nurtures a strong interest in inclusive approaches to global health and building models that provide sustainable access to care. Sustainability is essential to our projects, which include not only research but also education and care for hard-to-reach community members.