The “Meet MGH Global Health Series” spotlights the passionate, diverse members of our global health team at home and abroad who believe everyone, everywhere has a right to good health.

Meet MGH Global Health: Rhina Mushagara, MSc.IS

Today we introduce Rhina Mushagara, MSc.IS!

Rhina is a Relations and Communications Manager for the Global Health Collaborative, Uganda; a partnership between the MGH Center for Global Health, Mbarara University of Science and Technology, and Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital. Rhina has a Master of Science degree in Information Systems from MUST and over eight years of project management experience. 

What does your day-to-day job look like? 

Rhina Mushagara, MSc.IS

My day-to-day job is about communication and managing relationships within collaborative activities. For example, I coordinate new and experienced visitors from MGH and other partnering institutions by providing them with guidance and support. I schedule meeting appointments between the collaborative and MGH partners. I liaise with collaborative public relations and internal relations and produce monthly reports. I manage social media platforms (Twitter and Facebook) for the collaborative. Lastly, I plan and manage program events and other social corporate activities. 

What do you love about the collaboration between MRRH and CGH?

I enjoy the diverse expertise within the collaboration, it is a place where I gain new knowledge and skills. This enhances my personal competencies and contributes to my professional growth. 

I love the fact that most of my job tasks involve interacting with people with different levels of skill and intelligence. I enjoy learning new things from all of them and taking on new challenges. 

What are your hopes for the future of the collaboration?

I hope for more achievable and sustainable outcomes in global health equity. Our community is already reaping from the collaboration, thank you! 

What do you like to do in your free time? 

I like to travel and do adrenaline rush activities like ziplining and bungee/cliff jumping. I also like dancing and playing soccer and volleyball. 

Where is a place you enjoy spending time? 

At my farmhouse with my family: singing and dancing, of course after chasing some chickens. 

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