Over time Uganda has been a priority country for UK objectives. Often receiving funding to boost it’s economy through agriculture, education and health sector. Despite these funds being obligated to a good cause, many Ugandans still grapple with poverty and ever growing inequality with its eminent effects on health. The vulnerable groups, rural and slum dwellers are the worst hit. A significant portion of this population face challenges in accessing health services that are sensitive to their needs. Many are still at risk generally from preventable causes. In my 10 years’ experience as a nurse, I am often faced with such encounters and I have come to understand, the critical importance of investing fully to promote health and wellbeing as a key factor to sustainable development. This has motivated me to pursue the following courses.Msc Global Health offered at the University Of Glasgow is my first choice. The university is rated 67th in the world in the QS world University ranking 2020.It’s recognized for its world changing research and teaching, boasting with over 3400 research and teaching staff. Am very enthusiastic to broaden my research competencies with the resources the university offers at large. The Master in Global Health programme is diverse addressing a number of key issues with in health and medicine, health policy and determinants of health inequalities. This programme is also highly relevant to the challenges faced in the health sector in my country. I plan to use the knowledge and skills to develop monitoring and quality assurance tools for health, support the development of a functional data reporting system involving robust health informatics and develop tools for capacity building of health workers. My second choice is Public Health MPH at University of Bradford .The course is appealing and places emphasis on leadership and develops students into future healthcare leaders who understand health policy, community development and human behavior change. I believe this program will nurture my leadership skills and prepare me for senior roles. The university is also committed to helping students develop and enhance employability through their career site that offers part time placements while studying. This will enable me meet and network with new people outside my class as well as develop my employability skills. The Times and Sunday Times ranked Bradford as the UK’s university of the year for Social Inclusion 2020.
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