Lydia is a rockstar
We are very proud of the staff who operate our medical clinic in Northern Uganda. They work tirelessly to treat up to 100 patients every day. Lydia Ayikoru leads this incredible group and has proven herself to be a talented and dedicated doctor, capable of addressing anything that comes her way. This is her story.
I am 24 years old and I lost my mother as I was in primary school, class six, in Uganda. I am the third born in a family of four. I finished school up to diploma in clinical medicine and community health with the help of a good Samaritan who paid my school fees. I started working on patients in IDP (internally displaced people) camps at the age of 21 and joined GRI at the age of 23. I am not married because I promised myself that I would wait until I am at least 26 years old.
I look at this work as God's work in my life. I don't have anything that is my favorite involving the work I just love doing the work with everyone starting from cleaning the facility with cleaners up to making reports with the record person at times. The clients wonder when I rest but all is because I grew up working hard and I like working.
My standard of professionalism is that I know at least something about every department because when my staff is stuck, even in maternity, they are to seek my opinion. This is how I lead.