KIT equips health professionals to address public health challenges around the world. Through master programmes and short courses we provide training in global and public health, tropical medicine and hygiene, human resources for health, sexual and reproductive health and rights and disease management. Many people studied with us in the past 50 years and we are proud to have been part of the professional journey of many leaders in Health around the world. Here we share some testimonials. More experiences by our alumni can be found at each study programme.
“I feel so honoured to be among those making some difference in the public health landscape of my country, Nigeria. My KIT MPH has really been very key to this progress I am making. There is no doubt that my KIT experience and MPH marked a milestone in my professional development and my life post-MPH. I am proud to be a part of your history!”
Dr. Eno E. Usoroh, M.B, B.S, MPH (Nigeria)
“After 15 years experience as a nurse in the field of migrants health, I was lucky to have taken a study break. My enrollment at the KIT and the Erasmus + Master in International Health (MIH) helped matching the extensive field experience with the theory. The MIH eased my return to work with greater responsibilities and a scientific way of looking at things. Making my dream of carrier growth real. I am grateful to all the support I have and continue to get.”
Mariam Abdelkerim, MIH. Background: Nurse in refugee health (Chad)
Worked as health programme manager in Cox Bazar Bangladesh for International Organisation for Migration.
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“As a manager and a clinician, the ICHD has given me the skills to formulate and implement programs and interventions to resolve pertinent health problems at national and community levels. For example, the knowledge and skills acquired from the HIV responds module and the findings of my thesis constitute the basics advocate for policy change in PMTCT of HIV in Ghana. Overall, the course has given me the confidence to analyze a public health situations and formulate policies to address the bottlenecks.
I am delighted that I am no more limited to seeing patients at consulting rooms and theatres but also prepared to influence policy to impact positively on the health of the Ghanaian society at large.”
Peter Baffoe, MD, Senior Specialist Obs/Gyn, MPH (Ghana) Currently: Medical Director, Upper East regional hospital
“I worked as a psychologist in public general hospitals and as a researcher in the human resources department of secretariat of São Paulo, southeast of Brazil. My experience there exposed me to the challenges faced by the population and health workers within the health sector.
In professional and personal terms, I believe that the course provided me many opportunities to discuss and see public health issues in different ways. Today I can see my country from a new perspective: from micro to macro vision. My colleagues helped me view Brazil within an international context, which made me rediscover it. Now I can see beyond the difficulties and appreciate what we have achieved.
It was a very intense year; I worked hard, I have matured since then and I think that many insights will come. I was able to build relationships with affection and respect within the group. I am satisfied with my performance. I have many challenges ahead, but I can recognize better my own value; I feel more confident and professionally prepared for future challenges.”
Stella Parreira, MPH/ICHD 2013. Background: Psychologist/Researcher (Brasil)
“Every single module in this ICHD/MPH program has been practically very useful for me. During the course, I completed 8 writing assignments of different public health issues that boosted my interest and confidence in academic writing. In addition to the topics which polished my existing capacity in programming, I got new knowledge and practical skills on financing, human resource, research and statistics which are also of equal importance for the success of programs. This course has upgraded my capacity in public health to be able to work with more professional manner while ensuring equitable and effective implementation using the scarce resources that we have.”
Swe Swe Aye, MPH/ICHD 2013. Background: Medical Doctor (Myanmar)