We want to share with you stories of the individuals who work tirelessly to ensure that your donations have a significant impact on the lives of the children we support - today meet Francis, Clinical Officer at Tiny Tim & Friends:
Why did you chose to work in medicine?
"I trained as a clinical officer and specialised in ART in 2009. I have always been committed to HIV. It is a major epideminc in Zambia, and I feel the need to contribute to the change that is possible for my country.
From an early childhood I have always liked doing positive things for people and being around people so becoming a clinical officer made perfect sense to me.
Why did you decide to work at Tiny Tim & Friends?
The best thing about working at Tiny Tim & Friends is when you see a patient who was previously really ill recover and look great. The worst is when you see a patient who is too sick to recover and there is little you can do to help but the staff at TTF are always dedicated to the kids and we are able to give them the special attention which isnt always possible in government facilities due to overcrowding of the facilities. I think thats important for children, to feel like you know them and have time for them rather than they are just in a clinic.
What is your message to our donors?
I would like to thank them - your efforts are going a long way to preserve childrens life, letting them get an education and giving them a future. On their own they wouldnt have a chance and we appreciate your support all the time - so please continue to support us!"