I was very fortunate to participate in the 2018 YLH Social Entrepreneurship Challenge in E-health. At the time, I was amidst my Master of Public Health at Imperial College London where I undertook modules on the Foundations of Public Health Practice, Global Health Challenges, Global Health Innovation and E-health.
The YLH experience confirmed that my decision to study an MPH after completing my BSC Biology was in-fact the best I could have ever made. I was able to experience public health in action and put into practice what I had just learnt. As team’s, we developed eHealth tools that offer practical, innovative and sustainable solutions for public health problems. Moreover, my team was able to delve into the topic of mental health, one that is very close to my heart and high on public health agenda.
I want to give other students and young professionals the pleasure of experiencing the same life-changing few days.
Having lived in Hong Kong with family in the United Arab Emirates, United States of America and Turkey I have experienced the sheer inequity in access to healthcare that citizens face. I believe that only through partnerships; multi-sectoral and international collaboration can we make progress to solve the pressing health challenges the world faces today.