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Team Member Spotlight: Silas Max

By Tara Newton, Communications Associate, BID Initiative

Jun 30, 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 Silas Max, Implementation Project Manager in Tanzania.

What is your role on BID? My role on BID is to develop and coordinate technical project tasks, manage timelines, maintain project plans to meet implementation goals, and communicate status among the team.

What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever done? When I shifted from being a medical student to joining computer science courses after attending one semester at University.

When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? I wanted to be a gynecologist. I would like to become a doctor and serve life, but it has now become a dream.

If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? I would love to be a pilot. I like travelling, and my first time being in the cockpit was a wonderful experience.

What’s your favorite indoor/outdoor activity? I like doing outdoor exercising like jogging, it always clears my mind.

Who is your hero? My mother, Hellen. She is a strong women and I am always thankful for her love and care. She made me to be flexible and do many things that were initially seen to be very hard.

‘’Max has been a valuable member of our team since he joined early this year. In a short time, he has managed to settle and work close with the team in the process of developing and testing the Tanzania Immunization Information System and recently oversaw its successful  roll out to the six facilities-as a Northern Zonal Coordinator, I truly appreciate Max for taking the initiative and getting it done; Well-done Max!” Singwa Kahale, Zonal Coordinator Tanzania.


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