EBEID Nadine, Graduated in AY 2017

Country of Origin: Egypt
After completed MPH program: A consultant, World Health Organization-Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean (WHO/EMRO)

I keep working on achieving universal health coverage for everyone based on my studies at SLGSPH

In 2015, I was privileged to come to St Luke’s International Hospital for a month for an International Medical Student Elective. During this period, I have got to learn about the Japanese healthcare system, education, culture, and the extremely efficient system at St Luke’s hospital. Later, when I heard about the new GSPH, and I knew that this place is going to be one of the most prestigious and credible in the field of public health. I did not hesitate to apply and was extremely lucky to be part of the first batch at St Luke’s GSPH.
Obtaining a master’s degree in public health at St. Luke’s Graduate School of Public Health was a huge step in my life. My experience at St Luke’s taught me how to work in a diverse environment and deal with people from different cultures and backgrounds. It taught me four important lessons: how to be creative, innovative, approach things from different perspectives, and that perseverance is the key to success. I learnt that regardless how goals might seem hard and impossible, there is always a way to achieve them.
I am currently working at the department of Health Systems, the Hospital Care and Management unit, WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean. In the future, I would like to work for Africa where the disease burden is high and access to necessary treatment is lacking, to be helpful and make positive changes for the people living there and whole countries. I would also like to improve my clinical and research skills and keep working on achieving universal health coverage for everyone.