On Wednesday in our global health quiz, we asked how many of PATH’s offices were located in Africa when Dr. Christopher J. Elias joined our organization in September 2000.
The answer is one office, located in Nairobi, Kenya.
This month, we’re saying goodbye to Chris, who is joining the staff of our Seattle neighbors, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. As Chris mentioned in Wednesday’s exit interview, one of his proudest accomplishments while at PATH has been helping to build our field presence. Now, about half of PATH staff members work in Eastern Europe, Asia, Latin America, and Africa, where we have offices in DR Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia, as well as Kenya.
Chris recently joined our team in Kenya as we celebrated the program’s 20th anniversary. Check out our interview with program leader Rikka Trangsrud on the changes she’s seen in the health of Kenyans and PATH’s role in those changes. And come back early next week for our bon voyage to Chris.