What is your role?
I’m the Country Director for On Call Africa
What made you decide to work for On Call Africa?
On Call Africa’s work is unique. They work in rural areas where many organisations do not reach. I was also interested to learn more about how they ensure their programmes are inclusive.
What were you doing before you joined On Call Africa?
I was the Country Director for Tropical Health and Education Trust, commonly known as THET
Why should someone give up their time to volunteer for On Call Africa?
I think anyone who joins OCA would love how we work with community structures to deliver our programmes. It is a unique approach, and it works very well. In addition, you learn how different health structures are inter-linked and operate to ensure rural community get the health services that they deserve
What’s your biggest challenge for the year ahead?
Ensuring staff are supported and give their best.
Tell me something about you that no one knows
I’m scared of caterpillars, dead or alive, actually it is a phobia.
Have you got any tips on Zambia for future volunteers?
Be open minded and adaptive. It can be frustrating working in a health facility where there are limited supplies. Health care workers are sometimes frustrated due to pressure of work.
Otherwise enjoy, volunteering is very satisfying!!
What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
Gardening and going out to see places I have not been to before, where there are no caterpillars!!
Why should we support On Call Africa?
The work we do is unique and satisfying. You will get very good value for money.