Good food, games and a promise of a better 2015 were the highlights of the ACHEST (African Center for Global Health and Social Transformation) beginning of year party. The party was held at the company offices in Kololo on Friday January 16, 2015.
Prof. Francis Omaswa, the executive director, who likened ACHEST to a child, reminded all the staff members present that ACHEST has survived all major milestones and is now a healthy strong company that can do major exploits in bringing about equitable health for Ugandans and Africans.
“We survived the first 28 days, neo-natal mortality, our first birthday and all sorts of killer
diseases and we are now beyond our 5th birthday. So, in medical terms we are a healthy child.”
He congratulated staff members for the good work done in 2014 and mentioned some of the major achievements of the year such as: launching the book – African health leaders: Making Change and Claiming the future – at the UN General Assembly, UK House of Lords, Cape town and Kampala.
Prof. Omaswa also encouraged staff to strike a good balance between work and family adding, “People at home should not complain that you work too much or too little.” The party, which ended in the early hours of the evening, had all staff and support staff members in attendance.