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Director Rachel Hampshire
Rachel Hampshire is an international health and nutrition professional with over twelve years of experience. She currently serves as the Director of the Global Health Supply Chain Technical Assistance Francophone Task Order. Ms. Hampshire has developed technical approaches for proposals and ongoing programs addressing themes such as nutrition, water and sanitation, community health, and maternal and child health. She has experience working with USAID, UNDP, CDC, and a number of private sector donors. During the five years she spent in Burkina Faso with Helen Keller International and Axios, she implemented nutrition, education, orphan support and HIV projects. Past work has also included laboratory strengthening in Nigeria and contributing to the Five Year Evaluation of the Global Fund. Ms. Hampshire is a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (RPCV) from Niger, and has an MPH from University of Texas Health Science Center. Her bachelor’s degree is in English literature with a minor in French from the University of Texas at Austin.
by Rachel Hampshire
The slender young woman was slumped on the metal chair, her malnourished baby in her arms. “I have no milk,” she said, pulling her breast out of her shirt. “I just give him water because it is so hot.” As a Peace Corps volunteer in those days, I struggled in my halting Hausa to explain…