Dimagi South Africa

Sarah Jacobson

Public Health Field Manager

About Sarah Jacobson

As a public health social worker, Sarah works at the intersection of preventative and curative health and mental health. Her previous work has focused on gender-based violence prevention, trauma intervention, and sexual health promotion. Born in Kenya and raised in Tanzania, Sarah has always planned to return to apply her training and skills in the Sub-Saharan Africa region. Through her public health studies, Sarah discovered mHealth, and by extension, Dimagi, and is thrilled to be fully immersed in both.

Sarah’s holds dual master’s degrees in clinical social work (MSW) and global health (MPH) from Boston University. Prior to her master’s degrees, Sarah was a Fulbright research fellow to South Africa at the national Hospice and Palliative Care Association and a Fulbright fellow to the UNESCO Division for Gender Equality in Paris, France.

When she’s not working, Sarah can be found on a mountain nearby. She loves hiking and the ocean and connecting with people through language and music. Whether through singing, listening to live music, or learning a new language, Sarah seeks to better understand those around her.