MSc IHTM Alumni
Our alumni use the skills they learn from IHTM to further their careers and studies across the world. Below are just a few of their reflections on the course. You can also read more about the impact our students are having when they return to work following IHTM.
The IHTM prepared me to pivot my profession from purely clinical work to developing and managing projects for Medécins Sans Frontières, leading clinical trials and influencing policy. The principles of global health I learned in the IHTM continue to direct the questions I ask and how I try to implement solutions."
Claire Keene, 2016-17, South Africa, Health Systems Collaborative, University of Oxford.
In my cohort, I was one of the few people to opt for the Mathematical Modelling in Infectious Diseases module. The module provided me with the skills and knowledge that made me feel confident to get involved with the activities of the Global COVID-19 Modelling Consortium (CoMo) during the COVID-19 pandemic. Through CoMo, we developed a model that has been guiding the government of Timor-Leste in taking their decisions on COVID-19 response. The skills I gained have helped me in communicating and leading the Timor-Leste COVID modelling hub for a good cause.”
Luzia Tomas Freitas, 2018-2019, Timor Leste. Research Officer, Imperial College, UK.
My final dissertation on the inclusion of Migrant Workers in Outbreak Preparedness Plans made me realise the gap in my country with regard to the absence of an organisation working explicitly for migrant workers. This led me to co-found a non-governmental organization, the Mission for Migrant Workers Maldives- the first NGO working exclusively for migrant rights advocacy. I am responsible for the overall strategic direction of the organisation and oversight of executive members, volunteers and activities. Through the activities of the NGO, we have worked to ensure vaccine equity for migrant workers, conducted numerous free health camps and coordinated key stakeholder webinars on important topics of concern."
Minah Faiz, 2019-20, Maldives, President and Co-founder, Mission for Migrant Workers Maldives. Senior Consultant in Health & Wellness, Ernst and Young.
Thanks to the IHTM teaching on outbreaks and health policies, I was able to lead a team of researchers and government officials to analyse and publish the response to the pandemic in Malawi. I am now training to become a paediatrician and I am a child health researcher at the Malawi Liverpool Wellcome Trust. I have also recently been honoured as a Women in Africa young leader as an upcoming leader in health care.
IHTM provided me with quality training in qualitative and quantitative research skills and enhanced my understanding of global health challenges. My role has allowed me to continue research on childrens' health with the aim to improve the quality of care in low income settings."
Grace Mzumura, 2018-19, Malawi. Paediatric Resident in Training, Malawi Liverpool Wellcome Trust.