Our Students

Etienne Guirou

Master of Tropical Medicine (MTM) - Nagasaki
Type of Course: 
Residential course

I came to the Master course in Tropical Medicine having spent seven years in the field of malaria and HIV clinical research in Mali. I chose to pursue this degree to fill gaps in my knowledge and skills to become a responsible and globally oriented researcher with the ability to respond to a local and global need of better health care. I received a high level of quality education in clinical tropical medicine and public health, interspersed by laboratory practical and an initiation to independent research through the creation of a research proposal and the writing of a master thesis. This course was a life-changing experience that will bring me many new opportunities such as a career in research and public health, working for international  non-governmental organizations or pharmaceutical firms as well as a career in the academic field. I would say that without the ALN scholarship it would have been almost impossible For me to undertake this master degree.

Currently, I am teaching Epidemiology and Initiation to Research to undergraduate students and developing a re-entry grant proposal. I am also looking forward to proceed to a PhD in Tropical Medicine, Epidemiology or Public Health.