British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has announced its promotion of Anne Soy to the position of senior Africa correspondent. She was previously the health correspondent for BBC Africa, reporting on matters pertaining health across the continent.

The decorated journalist has bagged a number of awards throughout her career including a nomination for UN person of the year for her coverage on HIV/AIDS in Kenya. Her story on the plight of mothers who had been detained at Kenyatta National Hospital because they couldn’t afford to clear the cost of delivery earned her a judge’s commendation at the CNN journalist of the year awards in 2009.

Her passion for health reporting has seen her enroll for a master’s degree in Public Health at Moi University in 2011. In 2012, she was the overall winner at the Internews Story Fest for her weekly TV segment on HIV, ‘Mend the Ribbon’ and for her entry of ‘The Muffled Killer’, a three part feature on the role of male sex workers in HIV transmission. In 2013, she broke the story on the tragic Westgate seige for BBC Africa.