Truman HES — A Great Starting Point for a Career in Public Health

Truman HES — A Great Starting Point for a Career in Public Health

January 20, 2018

“As an international student, I was quite nervous about attending university in the U.S., but Truman was so welcoming that it became home for me for the years I spent there. After graduation I went back to my home country, Tanzania, so that I could work in the public health field there. In 2016, I accepted a job as a Program Coordinator in a Community Health Program under Sega Girls Secondary School, where I currently work with young girls from vulnerable environments in the community to ensure that they get the necessary health prevention education for diseases such as HIV & AIDS, STI’s, breast cancer, and many more. Through the program I have also partnered with other financial organizations to offer entrepreneurship and empowerment education to the girls so that we can advocate for a better future for them. Most of these girls have little to no chances of receiving any education after they complete  primary school because of their low income backgrounds and the environment surrounding them. My experiences in the HES Department, including the advocacy training and internship I completed in community health, prepared me very well for the work I currently do. I could not have had a better starting point for my career in public health.”

Clementina Mwambene, (’14), Health Science

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