Lucy Quist is a trailblazer! Apart from being the outgoing CEO of Airtel Ghana, she leads in championing the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) agenda. She is a witty electrical engineer, a creator, a problem solver with a big dream, an Africa transformed through technology. She is also a mother and mentor to many. Our chat was full of eye-openers and encouraging tidbits. Continue reading
Charity Wanjiku is the Chief Operations Officer and co-founder of Strauss Energy, a startup dealing in renewable energy solutions. Their flagship product is a 2 in 1 roofing tile with integrated solar cells. Did this architect ever imagine she would be an entrepreneur, providing a solution to a global problem? She gives us a peek into her journey. Continue reading
Many people dream of success, but only a few achieve the level of success they want. The future belongs to those who dare to prepare for it. As much as we seem to be uncertain about our futures, the decisions we make now will influence the future. Continue reading
Meet Dr. Aida Asmelash, the Clinical Research Site Leader and Research Associate at the Botswana Harvard Aids Institute. She is an experienced clinical researcher, with exposure to HIV/AIDS Research and several publications on the same. She is also the Network Program Leader for the AIDS Clinical Trials Group (ACTG). This is our interview with this global leader.
Question: Tell me about why you wanted to be a doctor and how you got into public health.
Aida: I have always had a great passion for helping others. Since I was a young girl, maybe 10 years old, I knew that I wanted to be either a nurse or a doctor. I completed high school and got a scholarship to study medicine. After medical school, I was posted in rural Ethiopia where I worked for about a year before proceeding to Europe for postgraduate studies in public health and epidemiology. Continue reading
African society has a role to play to ensure gender discrimination is a thing of the past. How does societal involvement enhance the realization of gender equity?