Rita Bacho is originally from the Upper West Region, Wa, Ghana. She lived, schooled and worked in Ghana for over 27 years. She earned a Doctor of Medicine (MD) from the University for Development Studies in Ghana, she earned a Master of Public Health (MPH) from the University of New England. She is also a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES). She worked at Tamale Teaching Hospital for 3 years as a General Practitioner. She worked in various departments at Tamale Teaching Hospital including pediatrics and public health.
Rita is very passionate about helping poor and marginalized communities access health resources as well as better resources to improve their overall quality of life. Her passion for helping people access better health and quality of life informed her decision to embark on several community health outreach programs including Hypertension, Diabetes, Tobacco, Guinea worm, Obesity, HIV/AIDS and Malaria control programs in Ghana and in Tennessee (USA).
Rita moved to Clarksville, TN, USA in 2015 where she decided to pursue a career in Public Health. Rita is currently a Project Coordinator at Providence Health and Services, Portland OR. Her passion for serving diverse populations in health and wellness, especially underserved and marginalized populations aligns with GRACE cares’ Mission, inspiring her to become a part of the many positive changes that GRACE cares is making across the globe.