| May 1, 2017
Celebrating on International Worker's Day
Geoffrey, Mami Kwagala, Linda, Caleb (left-right)
Today, May 1st, is International Workers Day and we would like to take the time to celebrate our health workers who are the backbone to our clinic successes. With just 5 staff members in 2007, AMS has now grown to employ 62 full time staff and 8 volunteers. Here at AMS, we take pride in knowing our expertise span 14 different specialized areas: clinical, nursing, laboratory, pharmacy, stores, counseling, children and youth, monitoring and evaluation, finance, hospitality, administration, sanitation and welfare, security and community relations. To get a better idea of the faces behind AMS, we would like to introduce you to some of our fearless, front line workers
Name: Geoffrey (far left on top photo)
Position: Medical Clinical Officer
Joined staff in: 2011
Q: What made you choose to work at AMS?
A: My passion is serving the community, specifically by preventing diseases, and I knew AMS had that element. I knew that I would be able to reach many people while working here. I have trained 100 peer educators who then go into the community to continue to educate and touch more lives. AMS provides an atmosphere that makes me realize my dreams.
Name: Kwagala “Mami Kwagala” (second to left on top photo)
Joined staff in: 2007
Position: Supervisor of Sanitation and Welfare
Q: What is your favorite thing about your job?
A: I work without pressure. It’s always teamwork here and I love my job. We are a family here at Alive. I love working with people and I love seeing people getting well. And I’ll never forget the day we did a Global Giving Campaign Fundraiser. Everyone came together and there was so much teamwork on that day.
Name: Linda (second to right on top photo)
Joined staff in: 2013
Position: Social Worker
Q: What made you want to work at AMS?
A: I naturally love to work with children and Alive gave me that opportunity. AMS changes people’s lives and I love that. In my job, I get to watch children improve physically, socially, and emotionally. AMS also takes care of their employees and always gives everyone an opportunity to gain and develop skills. AMS believes in us.
Name: Caleb (far right on top photo)
Joined staff in: 2012
Position: Accounts Assistant
Q: What is your most memorable day at AMS?
A: My first birthday celebration! I had never celebrated my birthday before and there I was, as an adult, celebrating my birthday for the first time. Everyone sang and danced…it was great! I even got a gift and cake!
AMS strives to provide ongoing education and lifelong careers for our employees which enables us to continuing growing, developing and providing for clients and families. Every dollar of your support puts our staff members to work, helping them to provide life-saving services to thousands of our clients. On behalf of Geoffrey, Mami Kwagala, Linda, Caleb and the rest of the staff at Alive Medical Services, we want to thank you, our donors, for your ongoing support so that we can continue providing state-of-the-art services to our country’s most in need. Together we shall end AIDS and extreme poverty!
AMS Social Worker, Linda weighs a baby client
Geoffrey, AMS Clinician, consults a patient