Team Member Spotlight: Mariam Kisse
By Tara Newton, Senior Communications Associate, BID Initiative
Jun 29, 2016
Posted in General
The BID Initiative team works across three countries in the United States, Tanzania, and Zambia. This week, we learn more about Mariam Kisse, Implementation Coordinator in Tanzania.
What is your role on BID? I conduct training sessions and mentor healthcare workers (HCW) on how to use the new system for data collection, data quality, and data use for better decisions which will lead to better health outcomes.
What is one of your favorite quotes? My favorite quote is, “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” – Dr. Martin Luther King
What was the last experience that made you stronger person? The death of my mother. She died when I was in my second year of college. She was my everything and her death changed my life dramatically, but that was the moment I realized I had to collect myself, stand and be strong for me myself. MHSRIP.
What is your favorite indoor/outdoor activities? My favorite indoor activity is cooking. I love learning how to cook new dishes and am currently learning how to prepare chicken lollipop, an Indian recipe. My favorite outdoor activity is traveling the world to adventurous places with friends and family.
Who is your hero? My mother. Despite of her loss, she still lives in me today. Her great teachings about life is the result of a better me to date, a self-strong independent woman.
Do you have any hidden talents? Yes, I do sing. I love singing a lot in the future I would love to have a mentor to coach me so as I could sing a song to my friends and family to see them smile with joy. Singing makes me calm in disparate moments but also keeps me happy…Happiness is the very thing in life.
“Mariam has been a great addition, she is always open to give out her brilliant ideas. Her commitment to see HCW know how to use the data and make decisions is appreciated.”- Oswald Luoga, Senior Implementation Specialist, Tanzania