Donald Salami is one of our former graduates who now tutors the HIV/AIDS module. He has recently been successful in gaining a Scholarship from the Foundation for Science and Technology, (FCT) Portugal to study a PhD at NOVA University of Lisbon and University of Porto, in PortugalWe wanted to know about his period studying at Peoples-uni, and how this helped him to reach his goals. A nice chat became a very interesting interview where Donald shared his views and his experience with us, a must-read text to understand how Peoples-uni can make a change in people’s lives.Donald, please tell us a bit about your work before you enrolled with Peoples-uni, and why did you decide to study for an MPH with Peoples-uni?Before my enrollment in Peoples-uni, I was working as a clinical research coordinator for HIV drug trials and preventive research. As exciting as conducting clinical research was to me, I always felt a disconnect with the research setting of few patients and implementation in a real world setting in a large population. To this effect I became more interested in the peculiarity of implementing public health in developing countries and its variety of crucial issues. Hence I wanted to equip myself with skills needed to appreciate and analyze public health problems within developing countries. The choice of Peoples-uni was primarily because of two reasons:
- Strong recommendation by a colleague who was enrolled in the program at the time
- It was very affordable in comparison to other online MPH programs.
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