(Portland, OR) October 4, 2023 – Medical Teams International, a global health and humanitarian relief organization, is pleased to announce that it has named Jason Evans, a career humanitarian leader and program expert, as Country Director for Uganda.

Jason has served in the relief and development field for 26 years. He is passionate about positively shaping the future of nations through high-quality, faith-based programs that transform the lives of children, families, and communities.

Jason’s most recent role was with World Vision as National Director of Uganda from 2018-2023. He was responsible for the overall strategic direction of this large, multi-sectoral country program, leading a staff of 850 and managing a budget of $70 million. Jason also served as a Board Member of Vision Fund Uganda, a microfinance organization with approximately 40,000 clients and a $7 million budget.

Previously, Jason served as World Vision National Director of Cambodia and Laos for six years, while also serving as Board Chair for Vision Fund Cambodia. This was preceded by his role as World Vision National Director of Albania and Kosovo for six years, which came after five years of service as National Director of World Vision Georgia. He was active on the Vision Fund boards for all of these countries. Jason has also held leadership positions with Dorcas Aid International, World Vision Burundi, Medair, and Youth With a Mission.

“Jason has a proven ability to guide and inspire large teams,” said Martha Newsome, Medical Teams President & CEO. “Uganda is our largest country program. We desire to grow the impact of Medical Teams’ work, maintain our high standard of quality, and increase our visibility in country and beyond. We strongly believe Jason’s experience will be instrumental in helping us to achieve these goals.”

Jason holds a Bachelor of Science in Building from Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds, United Kingdom. He also completed an Executive Leadership Development Program through Arrow Leadership in Vancouver, BC, Canada. He is married with three adult children and his hobbies include music, drama, sports, and travel.

About Medical Teams International

Founded in 1979, Medical Teams International provides life-saving medical care for people in crisis, such as survivors of natural disasters and refugees. We care for the whole person— physical, emotional, social and spiritual. Daring to love like Jesus, we serve all people—regardless of religion, nationality, sex or race. Learn more at medicalteams.org and on social media using @medicalteams.