"In the current running globe, there is a vast discrepancy in access to health care and public health initiatives between developed and developing nations. In the developing world, public health infrastructures are still forming .There are not enough trained health workers to provide even a basic level of medical care and disease prevention; as a result a large majority of disease and mortality in the developing world particularly in the sub-Saharan countries results from and contributes to extreme poverty", says Mastewal Mekonnen.
"Although many diseases are preventable through simple, non medical methods, most of the people in sub-Saharan countries are suffering from much contagious and pandemic disease. Where lays the difference? How can the disparity between the developed and developing nations be minimized? How the problem is resolved? Addressing these issues principally lies in building of human capital capable of understanding, formulating and implementing policy options and proposing possible solutions to improve lives and prolong life. Therefore my interest to this specialization is firstly build because of such reasons."
"The Masters Programme Health and Society is essentially concerned with addressing determinants of health to improve the lives, prolong life and promoting health by acquainting students with both national and international perspectives of public health and society issues.
I strongly believe that the programme will acquaint me with the contemporary knowledge of public health and society theories and practices, research methodologies and various policy options accordingly, and it will help me to build excellent analytical skills, enhance professional competency, serve as a bridge to PhD study, and to realize my dream of being a prominent academician and policy analyst that enhance my capacity in contributing to the Health endeavours of my country."
"After I earn my master’s degree, I would like to work in the area of research and public health too, hoping that I can make the greatest contribution, utilizing my theoretical background and creativity as a Public Health Scientist.
Studying in Wageningen gives me an access to international exposure. Certification in international the Health and Society specialization will be also a great opportunity to me for personal advancement. A completion of this Master’s Degree will be an excellent opportunity for my future career and will provide me the knowledge, confidence and contacts to realize my dream."