Personal Statement for Master in Global Health Delivery Paper
Personal, Statement, Master, Global, Health, Delivery, Paper
Statement of purpose for the application of admission to Master in Global Health Delivery.
- I want you to write the Personal Statement. The personal statement should answer the following 5 questions:
- Motivation to enter this field.
- Any relevant work experience, struggles or accomplishments
- Reasons to choose this program & why it is a good fit.
- Future plans
- You should read about the program before start writing the Personal Statement.
- You have the freedom to add or subtract anything that you think should or should not be mentioned.
- The paragraphs should be flowing, not-disjointed.
- Please add things as appropriate.
- Please DO NOT just rewrite the sentences below. I want you to write from scratch with the same main ideas as in the paragraphs below. And please add more appropriate things.
After completing Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degree from Army Medical College Rawalpindi, and after completing the required clinical experience, I accepted an opportunity to work as a General Practitioner in Nagar (Gilgit Baltistan). Gilgit Baltistan is one of the least developed regions of Pakistan and I was ready to take on the challenge.
Gilgit Baltistan has a dilapidated healthcare system. Stunted growth of kids, high maternity rates, and high_rates are some of the common problems there. In Gilgit Baltistan, people are not provided quality health care service, because of deficient health infrastructure, untrained and non-skilled health professionals and lack of resources.
I tried to fix the system but I found it very hard as there is corruption and lack of accountability among top health care authorities. Furthermore, the law and order situation in Pakistan and non-responsive attitude of national leaders towards the health care adds fuel to the fire.
The challenges of healthcare delivery in Pakistan with its diverse ethnic and cultural groups pose are huge. Poverty, ignorance, lack of resources and health facilities and bad leadership acting in concert produce a wide spectrum of disease on one hand.
On the other hand, are the sheer determinations and will of the people to survive in the face of man-made problems, strong family and community support. Furthermore, support by religious groups plays their part in giving the people hope. Overworked and overwhelmed medical personnel depend on their ingenuity and acumen to improvise in other to save lives.
It was quite a learning experience. Not able to provide your patients with the best practices of health care to your patients in Gilgit Baltistan resulted in me a mixture of sadness and hopeful feelings. But it also provided me with a resolve to change the system in whatever way possible.
With experience gained and lessons learned from Gilgit Baltistan and, I, with a couple of other family members, established Majeed welfare Trust to play my part in providing better health care and social welfare to the poor. We established this trust with the aim of providing social justice and equitable healthcare to the marginalised communities in northern Pakistan. to alleviate health disparities within Pakistan.
Certain marginalized communities in Pakistan, such as Afghan refugees and people from rural areas, have very limited access to decent health care. Although we faced multiple problems but we succeeded in establishing 2 small hospitals with 10 beds each and two schools in the poor neighbourhoods of Waah City and Rawalpindi to provide very low cost health care provision and good quality primary education to the kids in the neighbourhood.
The hospitals started off as mere dispensaries but with dedication, we were ultimately able to establish it into two 10-bed hospitals. Schools are are a success as well. The children who would never have got education, are enrolled with very low fees getting quality education.
Currently Majeed Welfare Trust currently runs solely on donations from my extended family. We plan to expand the trust and get general public get involved in the trust and donate for its expansion. The MMSc-GHD program has strong implementation/practical experience as students complete a mentored research project focused on delivering health care in a low-resource setting which would help me learn skills important to run, manage, deliver health care facilities.
Completing this program will provide an opportunity to acquire management and research skills that I could utilize to improve health outcomes in Pakistan. In this program I see an opportunity to contribute to global health knowledge, learn from experienced global health innovators and scholars, build a network of like-minded colleagues committed to social justice, all while contributing directly to my Trust’s work.
It’s rare to have an academically rigorous program that also provides the space, institutional support, and strong mentorship necessary for students to contribute directly to social change. After completing the program, I will keep pursuing my ideals of health equity and a just society.
I will rejoin Majeed Welfare Trust fulltime and will try to make it more efficient and broad in scope. I foresee my future role with the organization as one of support through resource mobilization (human, financial and technical); establishing partnerships with local and international organizations and experts; and in setting its strategic direction in concert with our board, partners and the local community.
Beyond this, I plan to work in some capacity towards assuring that global health equity and international development agendas are effective and efficient. This involves influencing policies of bilateral, multilateral, non-governmental and philanthropic organizations through research and advocacy.
My interest in social justice and health equity has afforded me an unconventional, challenging and fulfilling career path to date. The MMSc-GHD program will give me the tools to continue on this path and achieve greater levels of leadership and innovation.