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Team Member Spotlight: Joseph Hakili

By Tara Newton, Communications Associate, BID Initiative

Aug 24, 2015

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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 Joseph Hakili, Implementation Specialist, Tanzania.

What is your role on BID? I am responsible for providing technical support, assistance, and training to healthcare workers during the implementation phase of the BID Initiative electronic immunization registry and other interventions. Also, I am responsible for system testing and problem reporting and resolution with the development team.

If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? To cook ‘Pilau’ (rice flavored with spices and cooked mostly in bulk, to which any type of meat may be added), a staple eaten mostly in gatherings or on occasions, but which I prefer to be part of my daily portion.

What is one of your favorite quotes? “To thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man.” – From Polonium in Hamlet by William Shakespeare.

Who is your hero? My father. He was an astute man of great distinguish, whose strong qualities I aspire to.

What do you like most about your job? Working with the healthcare community whose intended motive- to increase and ensure the well-being of the people they serve I have always admired.

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

“Hakili is ready to ask for and to help- he always asks others for help in case he is stuck and if they could use his help as well. He is not selfish- he always thinks of others when he is working and is ready to share challenges and successes. He perseveres through all trials- if at first he doesn’t succeed, he tries again! He always shares ideas- if he has an idea when working with others, he always shares it and this improves others’ thoughts and promotes our team spirit.” – Loishiye Mollel, System Implementation Specialist, Tanzania.


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