Public health is one of the fastest growing fields in Somalia capable of providing competent careers. A degree of masters in Public health (MPH) is designed to prepare medical professionals for jobs at state organizations, NGOs, community health facilities and International health agencies and government departments.
Scenario of Somalia’s Public Health
Universal access to health care is an ideal requirement that forms basis of all healthcare development plans. This principle affects provision and delivery of healthcare services in Somalia that is publicly funded. Ongoing public health issues include alcohol related issues, Food safety, Healthcare associated infections, non communicable heart disease and stroke along with problems related to prescription drug overdose, nutrition, physical activity and obesity. Somalia’s lowering human development indicators and degrading humanitarian situation continues to aggravate. The healthcare system coverage and quality of basic healthcare in Somalia remains poorly resourced and inequitably distributed due to a lack of infrastructure, low expenditure in healthcare and shortage of health workers.
A secure environment is a necessary to address the healthcare needs of the population of Somalia for building a health system. AWD (Acute Watery Diarrhea) and cholera are widespread disease outbreaks. The need to reduce incidence of AWD and increase well planned local health system; funding malaria control activities; increasing access to medical services and building capacity is necessary. The Ministry of health in Somaliland are committed to establishing effective health systems for the population. Health cluster formed with different partners and organisations was developed through immunization to prevent and control epidemic and communicable diseases; ensure primary and secondary health care to crisis-affected people; pre-plan emergency supplies in areas prone to natural disasters and epidemics; provide medical supplies to primary and secondary healthcare facilities; investigate, survey and respond to disease outbreaks; support healthcare facilities to cover gaps and provide quality primary health care services to the most vulnerable people, including women and children; increase immunization to measles and polio to children and mothers. All this requires smooth funding to increase quick action along with human resource development for skilled health professionals in Somalia.
Online Masters in Public health Degree in Somalia
MPH degree emphasizes the practical aspects of public health designed to promote community prevention awareness of violence, communicable diseases and other issues related to health and safety. The core areas in MPH programs are program evaluation, toxicology, healthcare administration and diversity issues, epidemiology, biostatistics, environmental health, policy and behavioural sciences. MPH program opens doors to a variety of employment opportunities in healthcare delivery settings, administration, government agencies or non-profit organizations. These settings require emphasis in administration, epidemiology, health care policy or communicable diseases. Faculty of MPH program are recognized across the world for integration into communities and research productivity. Top careers in Public health are health and safety engineer, environmental scientists, healthcare administrator, biostatistician, epidemiologist, Technical Medical Writer, Program Coordinator and other careers in evaluating and managing programs that address wide spread health threats.
MPH program is conducted by James Lind Institute (JLI) for an Advanced PG Diploma in Healthcare and Hospital Management; Surveillance and Immunization; Public Health Research or Tropical Medicine followed by masters degree. It is a 1 to 1.5 years program done in collaboration with the International Telematic University UNINETTUNO, Italy (UTIU). This online dual MPH degree program is science-intensive providing organizational, managerial and communication skills that helps to deal with environmental or epidemiology concerns, factors influencing social policies, emerging disease issues and healthcare reform.
Online Course in Public health in Somalia
James Lind Institute (JLI) provides an online program – Master of Science in Public Health which facilitates better job opportunities in public health.
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