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Team Member Spotlight: Hosea Mnzava

By Tara Newton, Communications Associate, BID Initiative

Jun 2, 2016

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The BID Initiative team works across three countries in the United States, Tanzania, and Zambia. This week, we learn more about Hosea Mnzava, Implementation Coordinator in Tanzania.

Hosea Michael Picture

Photo: PATH. Hosea Mnzava.

What is your role on BID? 

Conducting training sessions for using new systems on data collection, data quality, and data use as well as mentoring facility staff to understand and use data.

When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

As a child, I had lots of things that I wanted to be when I grew up as I was growing up exposed to new stuff day in and day out. But at the age of 16, I knew that I wanted to be a soldier or an administrator/leader and or a University professor.

If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?

I am a great admirer of megastructures like big air planes, ships, and buildings. So, if there is anything I could learn to do, it is being an engineer.

If you could choose anyone, who would you pick as your mentor? 

I would choose my mother. I believe that I learned a great life lesson from her that it is the nature of the world that things may not necessarily be easy-going with you all the time so you are going to have to learn to be tough at times so that you can be able to match the intensity of life itself but also to embrace difficult moments because you become a sturdier person out of them.

What’s your favorite indoor/outdoor activity?

My favorite indoor activity is watching soccer and when I am out there, I like to play soccer. That sums up everything very well.

What is one of your favorite quotes?

My favorite quote is “Just let awareness have its way with you completely” by Scott Morrison.

“It has been great working with Hosea. He is always willing to share his ideas to the team and since he joined, he has been very helpful to the [healthcare workers] and conducting [visits]. He is always eager and open to learn new things.”- Oswald Luoga, Senior Implementation Specialist, Tanzania.


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