“Tiangay Musa: A Beacon of Dedication at Blama PHU”
Blama is a town and the seat of Small Bo Chiefdom, Kenema District, in the Eastern Province of Sierra Leone. Blama is located on the highway from Bo to Kenema, the largest city in Kenema District and the Eastern Province overall.
A remarkable individual has been quietly transforming lives through her unwavering dedication. Meet Tiangay Musa, the heart and soul of Blama Primary Health Unit (PHU), whose extraordinary commitment shines through as she seamlessly juggles her roles as both a cleaner and a social mobilizer in the EPI (Expanded Program on Immunization) department.
Tiangay’s journey began in the humblest of roles at the Blama PHU, where she joined as a cleaner. Born and raised in Blama, she had always dreamed of making a meaningful contribution to her community’s well-being. Her role as a cleaner was a small but essential step toward realizing that dream.
However, it didn’t take long for Tiangay’s exceptional work ethic and boundless enthusiasm to catch the attention of the healthcare team at the PHU. Her determination to maintain a clean, hygienic environment exceeded expectations. But it was her deep connection with the community and her ability to relate to its residents that set her apart.
Recognizing her potential, the EPI department saw in Tiangay the perfect candidate to bridge the gap between healthcare providers and the local community. Her transition to a social mobilizer was a natural progression, and she embraced it wholeheartedly.
In her dual role, Tiangay became a trusted figure in Blama, someone who not only kept the PHU spotless but also educated caregivers and community members about the critical importance of routine immunizations. Her familiarity with the community allowed her to connect on a personal level, dispelling myths and fears surrounding vaccines.
Tiangay’s journey from cleaner to social mobilizer was not without challenges. She spent countless hours studying and learning about vaccines, community engagement, and healthcare practices. Her passion and determination propelled her to excel in her newfound role.
Today, Tiangay is a shining example of dedication and service in Blama. She organizes community outreach events, conducts informative sessions for caregivers, and ensures that every child in her community receives the protection they deserve through routine immunizations.
“I want every child in Blama to grow up healthy and strong,” Tiangay says with a heartwarming smile. “I’m grateful for the opportunity to make a difference in their lives.”
Tiangay Musa’s incredible journey, doubling her roles as a cleaner and social mobilizer, embodies the spirit of dedication and the profound impact one person can have when driven by a deep love for their community. Blama is more than a healthcare worker; she is a beacon of inspiration, knowledge, and hope for a healthier future.
In Blama, they say, “Tiangay’s story reminds us that true dedication knows no boundaries, and her tireless efforts brighten the path to a healthier community for all.”