Benefits Of Having A Master 's Public Health

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Having a Master’s in Public Health (MPH) with a concentration in Health Promotion and Policy has the potential to enable me achieve my personal and professional development goals in the area of delivering health improvement outcomes in Nigeria, a country that is in dire need for innovative healthcare solutions for its rising population Healthcare in developing countries in the 21st century is a far cry from healthcare in the developed world, where investments in medical research and facility infrastructures have been made to address community health challenges – particularly in preventive medicine. In this regard, my ultimate goal is obtaining a MPH and to see people in the developing world, particularly in my home country of Nigeria gain undeniable access to a robust healthcare system that meets their needs. With the high cost associated with tertiary education, getting a tuition scholarship through the Nigerian Young Professionals Forum (NYPF) will go a long way into helping me achieving my goal. In addition, the skills and knowledge I gain from my education will help with health promotion in Nigeria. Despite the large number of healthcare practitioners in Nigeria, the number of people without access to healthcare is still significantly high and it is a source of concern to both public health practitioners and government policy makers. The situation is exacerbated by the number of people (particularly low-income individuals) dying from diseases like malaria, measles,
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