Meet “Team Zim”: Obert and Simba are two IRC Sierra Leone short-term staff members from Zimbabwe. Both have been working in the Bo and Port Loko Isolation Units run by IRC. Obert is an Environmental Health Specialist and Simba is an Isolation Unit Nurse Supervisor. Both of their jobs require them to enter the low risk and high risk zones of the isolation units, for direct patient care or for managing the chlorine systems and WASH facilities. They also provide supervision to the local nurses and environmental health officers and sprayers. Obert is leaving to go back home to finish his post-graduate degree while Simba is taking a week of rest before returning for six more weeks of work inside the isolation units.
One of the best parts of my job is the opportunity to meet and work with so many inspiring people from all types of backgrounds. Thank you for your service, Obert and Simba!