What brought you to BSMS?
What brought me to Brighton was the combination of a school with a great reputation, a really interesting masters programme and a very attractive city (I still miss Brighton beach!). Before studying at BSMS I was working as a pharmacist. I had completed my pharmacy degree in Spain some years back and had moved to the UK because of a good job opportunity.
Where are you now?
I am in South Sudan at the moment. I have been working here for over two years now, and am based in a small town called Magwi, working as a Health System Strengthening Manager for ARC.
My work focuses on improving the capacity of the public health system at local level, and strengthening the skills of national health workers.
What do you feel has been the biggest benefit of studying the MSc in Global Health?
Completing the MSc in Global Health made my career change possible. I had been particularly interested in global health for a long time, and I’d always known I wanted to work in the development or humanitarian sectors, but I didn’t really know where to start. My masters at BSMS made it possible for me to shift my career in that direction and start working on what I really enjoy.