Global Health implies a global perspective on public health. It has been described as an area for study, research and practice that places a priority on improving health and achieving equity in health for all people worldwide. Thus, its about worldwide improvement of health, reduction of disparities, and protection against global threats that disregard national borders.
Global Health Leadership
What does that mean? It means taking the idea that success in promoting health, preventing illness and fighting disease worldwide. Viewing the world as a laboratory and shaping the future of global health at the local, national and global levels.
The goals are to prepare global public health professionals to:
- Engage in collaborative capacity-building with local, national, and international organizations to facilitate and strengthen their ability to address current and future public health needs;
- Design and implement effective, efficient, equitable and appropriate global health programs, projects, and policies based on the strongest population-based evidence;
- Work effectively within varied cultural settings and across different social and political environments;
- Perform strategic assessment and evaluation to analyze factors shaping individual and institutional behaviors and measure their impact;
- Apply principles of ethical reasoning and professional practice to advance health equity and social justice in the United States and in international settings.
Presently, I completed my Master’s Degree in General Public Health (MPH) at Columbia University Medical Center Mailman School of Public Health in October 2015, but I would love to further my work globally in healthcare education in the future with a focus on health policy. Studying in New York City with a uniquely qualified cohort of committed and experienced doctors has exposed me to the skills and opportunities that I needed to make a difference in the public health landscape in medicine and dentistry as well as offered a new local and global perspective from my international colleagues on healthcare.
Improving Oral Healthcare around the world is very important to me, especially, in terms of caries, periodontal disease, oral cancer, fluoride treatment in water systems and providing the best healthcare to children in different countries resonates with me. I hope to use my skills to see what I can do to help in the fight for equal opportunity healthcare and how we can improve oral health programs in different countries to stop so many health disparities, connected to poor oral health such as periodontal disease>>heart disease and diabetes, oral cancer>>smoking and alcohol, etc. In the future, I want my focus to be on maternal and children’s health through nutrition and how I can implement the best quality programs with prevention and awareness of poor oral health connected to poor nutrition.
Look forward to using my blog as a place to write my thoughts and views on the matter in the future and bridging the gap in medicine and dentistry from insurance to hewlth policy and management so the needs of those with limited access to care can have a voice too!