The Impact of IHTM
Our graduates take what they learn through IHTM and use it to address health challenges in their post-IHTM working environments. They draw on connections they gained with faculty on the course to extend partnerships and to promote collaboration. Below are just a few examples of the work that IHTM alumni are undertaking post IHTM.
Fernando Reis IHTM 2017
"IHTM showed me that there was a career that I could pursue to achieve what I wanted to do - to give back to communities in my country. It opened up opportunities and taught me the skills that set me on the pathway I was looking for."
Francisco Obando IHTM 2018
"The ability to understand and interpret research evidence from a range of disciplines has been the most useful takeaway from IHTM."
Francisco works in Quito, Ecuador developing the WHO's global capacity strengthening programme for urban health. Francisco is also co-chair of the Expert Advisory Council of the International Society of Urban Health. Find out more.
Li Ann Ong IHTM 2018
“Without IHTM it would have been difficult to bridge the gap between being a clinician and working with organisations such as the UN looking at healthcare structures, governance and policies. IHTM gave me both the access and also the skills to change direction.”
Giri Rajahram IHTM 2021
"IHTM has given me the tools to advocate for the hopes, dreams and aspirations of the communities that I serve. Studying at Oxford was a privilege, and I always strive to pay it forward.”
Chinwe Ogbonnaa-Njoke IHTM 2015
“IHTM gave me the skills and confidence to pursue my paediatric specialisation and contribute towards improving health and wellbeing for children in my community. I remain grateful to IHTM for shaping my goals and career invaluably.”
Bothaina Eltigani IHTM 2021
“IHTM was like a menu with all my favourite dishes. There were so many important topics: ethics, research engagement, critical thinking, negotiation and leadership. All of these have shaped how I approach the next stage of my global health career.”
Yasangra Rabo-Adeniji IHTM 2021
“Coming back to Nigeria after IHTM has given me the opportunity to motivate and impact both the medical students I teach and resident doctors in the department of paediatrics. In addition to the academic dimension, they see me as a role model who made it from Gombe State to the University of Oxford and serves as a constant reminder that they can aim for the stars.
I look forward to contributing my quota to national development through clinical practice, research, mentoring and policy.”
Md Zakiul Hassan IHTM 2020
“IHTM was a transformative experience, teaching a range of skillsets and providing multiple opportunities for collaboration with both the faculty and fellow students. This has continued long after I graduated. IHTM provides ongoing support for my growth as a researcher and has set me on the path to become a global health leader.”
Julius Gilayeneh IHTM 2016
“IHTM has been instrumental in setting me on the pathway of becoming a leader in global health care. It was an experience that changed my perspective and approach to public health problem solving, especially within the context of resource poor countries.”
Parinda Wattanasri IHTM 2019
“IHTM gave me the skills to approach work efficiently and this has enabled me to take on more and make the most of my time. I also share what I learnt from IHTM with my students, so that the course has a ripple effect, it really is impacting international health.”
Sophie Janet IHTM 2015
“IHTM shaped my vision and gave me not only the credentials but also the confidence to believe that I could be an ‘actor of change’.”
Saidat Akanbi IHTM 2015
Saidat works in the digital health space in Nigeria, coordinating social impact projects that are targeted at expanding family planning and primary health care services. She used her experience as a STEMNet volunteer at Oxford to implemented a HealthySTEM project which was recognised by the Clinton Global Initiative as committing to building Africa's next generation of women leaders in STEM.
Amen-Patrick Nwosu IHTM 2019
"I cannot overstate the impact of IHTM and the faculty on my growth and development as an early-career public health expert, and I am eternally grateful to my funders who are ultimately responsible for everything that I am becoming!"
Nicole Advani IHTM 2019
“I learnt so much from IHTM through both the global experts within the faculty and from my fellow students who had far-reaching experience in diverse contexts. Our lecturers would go above and beyond to help us, and were a genuine connection with the global health space."
Terrence Epie IHTM 2019
"IHTM opened my eyes to how we can use knowledge to achieve goals, it was a game-changer. I now want to combine my clinical, global health and MBA skills, to address the high burden of trauma in Africa using a global orthopaedic surgery approach."
Building Health Research Capacity in Seychelles
In an innovative collaboration, IHTM works in partnership with the Seychelles Ministry of Health (MoH) with the aim of building capacity around research, evidence synthesis and statistics for health policy and evidence-based practice.
Luis Felipe Reyes IHTM 2021
“The multicultural experience was one of the many benefits of IHTM. It was an amazing year, the perfect environment to grow as a scientist and public health worker.”
Felipe is an Associate Professor at the Universidad de La Sabana, Colombia and works at The Pandemic Sciences Institute in Oxford. Find out more about Felipe's work.
Sopuruchukwu Obiesie IHTM 2019
"Outside my research work, I have tried to give back to my local community. I have organised in-person workshops for teachers at a local school and an online workshop for mothers on the use of positive discipline approaches for education and parenting. This was made possible through the communication, presentation and organisation skills I honed during IHTM."
Ainura Moldokmatova IHTM 2018 and Aibek Mukambetov IHTM 2021
"We had a unique opportunity to learn from the best academics from around the world and build networks with research groups and institutions, which we utilised in our work in Kyrgyzstan.
Following IHTM, all these acquired skills were extremely valuable in our work with national and international partners."
COVID-19 Working Groups
During the COVID-19 pandemic, IHTM alumni started working groups focused on furthering the understanding of the virus. These working groups cover a range of fields that examine the impact, challenges and experiences of COVID-19 in limited resource settings.
Each working group draws on the individual expertise and background of our alumni. Find out more.