Since 2001, BethanyKids has been filling the gaps in low-resource healthcare for children with disabilities living in Africa. Banda Health builds IT solutions for healthcare heroes like these who are working in these settings, where patients need them most.
Billy Nganga, the data manager at BethanyKids, is one of those heroes. Billy left a higher paying job to come and work with BethanyKids because he knew what a difference healthcare heroes can make to the patients who need them most. That’s because Billy was one of those patients.
Billy was born with spina bifida. By the time he turned 25, he had had over 40 operations. He used a wheelchair until he was seven, and today he still needs two crutches to move around. None of that stopped him from excelling in school, getting his college degree in computer programming and statistics, landing a well-paid position with the Kenya Information and Communication Technology Authority, and then giving up that comfortable position to go work for BethanyKids – the organization that had given him and his family hope years before.