Statement of Purpose
Health Care is a Right Not a Privilege – Jan Spence, Kimberley Clark Foundation.
Regrettably the above slogan perfectly suits the present condition of healthcare in my country. An endeavor to bring about a change is the prime motive for me in aspiring to be a Public Health Professional.
In present time the world faces a lot of changes in healthcare systems. In my home country India lot of conversions are happening. The changes varies from eliminating chronic epidemic disease, removing infectious diseases, nutritional deficiencies, insecure pregnancies. According to a survey by the WHO (World Health Organization) in India in the year 2011, the major causes of death of children below age 5 was due to lack of treatment facilities of basic diseases like diarrhea and pneumonia. This compound threat to the nation’s health and development needs an intensive public health response that can ensure cost effective interventions and an equitable health care through an emphasis on health promotion and disease prevention. It makes the job of a healthcare professional difficult than ever before. Therefore, I have decided to chart a career in the vast field of Public Health, which prompts me to pursue a Masters program at your prestigious university.
The study of the biological sciences was tantalizing as I found myself passionately getting engrossed in it with every passing academic year. Subjects like human anatomy, physiology and microbiology have made me realize the significance of health and hygiene, especially the contribution of dental hygiene to human life. Hence after the successful completion of my high school study I enrolled at an undergraduate program in Dental Surgery at the Dharmsinh Desai University. Consequently the next five years turned out to be the ideal amalgamation of my interest in science and medicine with my desire to work with people from all walks of life.
My undergraduate education in Dental Surgery provided me with a strong foundation in the field of Dentistry. It was here that I was first truly introduced to the public health care field. As part of the program, I was required to organize and supervise various seminars and workshops at my college in both rural as well as urban areas which has helped me view public health services from a different perspective. It was here that I noticed a growing gap among the number of health care professionals and the demand for their services. The lack of professionals to help manage a hospital, coupled with the substandard infrastructure has only added fuel to the outgrown fire. Hence as a Public Health care professional, I...