When Jonathan White, RMF Director of International Relations, was planning his 2010 trip across Uganda, Sudan, and Nigeria to visit our programs, we asked him to help us meet the people that make up Real Medicine on the ground–our coordinators, our doctors, our patients.

In response, he created “The RMF Proust Questionnaire (like the ones in the back of a Vanity Fair magazine)” and returned with the first interview: Meet Charles Naku,  RMF Project Coordinator, Uganda.

Here, in the second interview, we meet Bilha Achieng, RMF Project Coordinator, South Sudan.

What is your idea of perfect happiness?
My idea of perfect happiness is when one is at peace with oneself and others.
When someone finds inner peace by being comfortable in one’s own skin, this is when they can spread it out to others.

What is your favorite activity outside of work?
My favorite activity outside work is traveling.
I like visiting and exploring new places. This gives me a chance to meet new people and share experiences.

Who are your heroes?
My heroes are my sisters who have been faced with different challenges but have come out as strong working women that I will always look up to.

What is your favorite or most used website?
My favorite website is www.yahoo.com

What is your favorite movie?
My favorite movie is Pirates of the Caribbean 2.
I couldn’t imagine Johnny Depp in real life after that movie. He played the role well.

What is your greatest achievement?
My greatest achievement is supporting the coordination of the establishment of a training institution-Juba College of Nursing and Midwifery which will have a positive impact on human resource for health in Southern Sudan.

What is your favorite music?
My favorite music is Afro-fusion. I like this music because it blends two different rhythms into one mix.

Who is your favorite author?
My favorite author is Wangari Mathai.
In her books, she portrays one’s ability to stand firm on what one believes in and ‘an endless love for mankind’.

What talent would you most like to have?
Playing any musical instrument, more specifically the violin.

Where would you most like to live?
I would like to live along the beach, where I can watch beautiful sunrises and sunsets.

Bilha Achieng is currently helping us to establish a 3 year accredited College of Nursing and Midwifery to help curb maternal and infant morality in Southern Sudan. Classes began May 2910 with 20 students who will soon go on to fill the vacant clinics that dot the countryside as the front line of care for mothers and infants in need.

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