Women's History Month is an annual declared month that highlights the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society.
Of course, on March 8th, we also celebrated International Women's Day so what better time than to introduce two of our amazing colleagues working on ERASE-tb in Zimbabwe.
Felina Mangami – Research Nurse
‘Hie, my name is Felina Mangami. I currently work as a research nurse in the ERASE-TB study. I have worked in so many other researches and have enjoyed my career especially the learning opportunities that were granted to me in advanced medicines such as trialling new drugs & using new equipment for diagnosing illnesses. I encourage all young women to have a desire to learn new information to empower themselves at their jobs. Advancing in their level of education to enhance their skills to perform their duties with proficiency.’
Eveline Muringi – Research Assistant
‘Hello, this is Eveline. I'm a Research Assistant at BRTI under the ERASE TB Study. I love my job, because I get to learn new things every day. My job is a bit challenging I admit, but daily I do things that I'm so passionate about and that alone makes my job very easy. I love helping people in every way I can and my job allows me to do that and it gives me joy and satisfaction knowing that I am playing my part in helping my community. As a woman working for a scientific organisation, I've realised that science is one of the most important channels of knowledge. I encourage women to pursue careers in science because it has a variety of functions for the benefit of our society i.e. creating new knowledge, improving education, and increasing the quality of our lives."
Felina and Evaline doing a great job and still smiling!