50 years ago, Sister Speciosa Babikinamu made her First Profession of Vows and became the first Medical Mission Sister from Africa. A trained nurse and midwife, she has worked in multiple MMS hospitals, in addition to founding the Traditional Birth Attendant Program in Kasanga (which was adapted by the Ugandan Government!). She advises younger MMS: “do not spend your youthful years trying to decide. Do not be afraid of mistakes.
The Sisters in Ghana, Kenya, Uganda, and Ethiopia continue to work in health programmes, both hospital and community based, as well as involvements in justice and peace, relief of poverty, issues related to orphans and vulnerable children, women / human trafficking, peace building, inter-faith relationships and care for the environment.