Baby Muzi has spent more than a decade working on health and hygiene related issues in Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
At Mercy Corps, she is currently working in Goma, DRC as a behavioural change and communication coordinator. Her role is to promote healthy practices in the community. The urban development programme she works on aims to reduce diarrheal diseases in children under the age of five by teaching the community good hygiene behaviours.
She also recently participated in Mercy Corps’ Emerging Leaders Programme.
Her favourite aspects of working at Mercy Corps are the teamwork and values of the organisation. She enjoys meeting and learning from people with diverse backgrounds, gaining hope and inspiration from team members she meets from all over the world.
A native of DRC, Baby previously worked as an HIV-AIDS data manager at Ishaka Adventist Hospital in Uganda, then in 2012 became a project manager at ADRA International, where she spent a year working on a sexual and gender based violence programme.
For two years she served as a lecturer at Bugema University, teaching health principles and social work, before returning to ADRA as a coordinator focused on hygiene and water related issues. She started working at Mercy Corps in 2015.
Baby received her degrees in Uganda at Bugema University, first with a bachelor’s in social work and social administration and then a master’s in public health.
In her free time she enjoys reading books, taking e-learning courses and listening to and singing music. She also volunteers, mentoring young people about hygiene, decision-making, career opportunities and leadership.