Public health is providing communities all over the world with the preventative services to protect them from infectious diseases such cholera or malaria which could otherwise be prevented.
When I was young, I witnessed first hand what infectious disease epidemics do to communities. That pain, suffering, and strife I witnessed inspired me to help prevent infectious disease outbreaks.
Helping a doctor provide care and education to orphanages in Togo. Just witnessing the relief on the child care giver’s face as the doctor worked with patients was heart warming.
Don’t be afraid to ask questions, admit you don’t know something, or ask for help. We all learn something new and experience something new in our lives.
Communicating and connecting with the public (communities) in a way that conveys the importance of public health, and health equity.