Every year, A&K Global Health offices in different countries commend the exemplary service of one team member with an employee of the year award. For 2016, our Nairobi staff decided to add a twist: looking back on A&K Global Health’s biggest and best year to date, our Kenya leadership thought, why not let the staff bestow the honors?
“We allowed the staff to vote for the colleague they thought had been a team player, timely, proactive, and representative of the A&K Global Health spirit,” said Reuben Kangogo, Kenya Operations Director. “We excluded the senior management in this exercise.”
The competition was friendly, but fierce! “We are blessed at A&K Global Health with a very close-knit team,” explained Joyce Wambugu, Nairobi Care Director. “Every day, I see my coworkers support each other, encourage each other, and continually commit to bettering themselves. In truth, there wasn’t a single staff member whose performance in 2016 didn’t warrant recognition!”
The voting reflected this: “Two of our Nairobi staff members, Melody Mumbe and Simon Njenga, tied in the vote and emerged as winners together,” declared Mr. Kangogo. “They both received nice portraits featuring their newly-earned title, as well as certificates of recognition.”
Melody, who serves as a Logistics Officer, says of her work with A&K Global Health, “I love the fact that I get the opportunity to change our clients’ lives for the better. I appreciate life more in service to my fellow citizens and humanity at large.” Simon, an IT Officer, says “Working for A&K Global Health is a heartfelt privilege. Being part of a team that’s touching and transforming the lives of so many people around the world, easing their burden and the red tape so they can quickly access affordable medical care, is an honor.”
It may only be March, but it’s already clear that the contest for 2017 Nairobi employee of the year will be fueled by plenty of work. In the first eight weeks of this year alone, A&K Global Health has already managed care for more than three times the number of patients as we did during the same period in 2016. “At this rate, we are on track to experience more than 100% growth in 2017,” announced Chief Executive Officer Morgan Darwin.
In the photograph above: A&K Global Health’s Nairobi office team is joined by Chief Executive Officer Morgan Darwin and Chief Medical Officer Rainer Hilgenfeld in celebrating 2016’s employees of the year.
In the photograph below: Melody Mumbe, one of two peer-voted employees of 2016 for A&K Global Health’s Nairobi office, is presented with a commemorative portrait by CEO Morgan Darwin.
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