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Alex Barasa

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

My aim of studying for a master’s degree was to acquire much valuable knowledge to aid me in both medical practice and public health work. I hold a vision of improving household health through research and public health programs. In order to contribute to this, I believed the master’s degree would contribute a lot and would also act as a stepping stone towards for a PhD program. The masters’ degree (MTM) has had a big impact on my career. I have been able to understand some aspects of disease in terms of distribution and other factors, and I’ve been able to contribute more globally in the fight against infectious diseases both nationally and internationally.

Currently, I am working as a family physician in Uganda in the meantime but looking forward to research and public health work. I am glad that soon I will join a PhD program in Medicine in Nagasaki University, a dream I have always looked forward with the master’s program acting as a stepping stone. As of now my career progress is towards a PhD.

Funding for the master’s program was very fundamental in my career. Had it not to be the funding for the masters I don’t know whether I would have made it to Nagasaki University. It is through it that I was able to meet new people who have inspired me till this point and through them my career did not just improve but it is still improving. I envision a broad horizon of opportunities ahead of me springing from the backbone of the master program that I received a through the ALN scholarship, and I so much believe the scholarship has contributed a lot to development in Africa.