Midwife Mariama Bangali was very surprised and happy to receive Mercy’s quarterly staff recognition award in May. She is clearly a very dedicated worker, however, because she attended a training and the staff meeting one day, even though it was her day off. On top of that, she was sick and had a cannula inserted in her hand (what you connect to the IV). She even went on Outreach the next day with it still in! According to her co-workers, going above and beyond what is required is just what Mariama does.
About being selected for this award, Mariama said, “I am very excited and so happy. I think I won the award because I worked hard for it. I work in the maternity department and do the antenatal clinics and work in the labor ward. I started working at Mercy almost one year ago now. Mercy is so nice and I really like my colleagues and the management. Everyone works so hard. Mercy is quite different from other hospitals that I have worked at. The maternity department is trying our best and getting along so well. We work fast to make sure our patients are healthy and have safe deliveries.”
Christiana (her supervisor) had high praise for Mariama, sharing that ““she comes to work on time and she never leaves her duty. She is very diligent and committed. She is ready to do any duty at all. Mariama treats the patients very nicely, she knows how to talk to them and to encourage them. I feel very good that someone from our unit was chosen. She’s a hard worker."
- filed by Kim Nabieu, Medical Programs Field Director