Over the past decade, healthcare across Africa has increased substantially. As the World Health Organization has stated already in 2014, there has been an increase of vaccinations, treatment options and preventative medicine in many areas. Additionally, with a growing middle class and lower poverty rates, private healthcare is also becoming an option. This is relieving the strain on public health. Nevertheless, the increasing mobility of people and an increase of non-communicable diseases, such as cancer, heart disease, etc. create new challenges that need to be addressed on a wider scale.
An MSc Public Health is exactly the programme that explores the best practices of healthcare operations with practical knowledge, such as:
- Considering the day-to-day administrative and managerial decisions in a context of general public health and well-being of the population.
- Preventing health problems before they occur, including preventative medical campaigns.
- Management of financial and material resources.
- Reduction of inequalities in health.
- Examining global health to tackle local or national health issues, as well as create forecasts for stock and staff.
- Influence public health policy.
While the medical practitioners are providing patient care, with a degree in public health you have the tools and know-how to create a well-structured and sustainable organisational support to improve healthcare services to your wider local community or country.
Some career opportunities a Master’s in Public Health prepares you for are:
- Public health project manager
- Healthcare administrator
- Healthcare Social Workers
- Hospital administrator
- Management Policy Adviser
Become part of the healthcare solution
Through Unicaf, you can study for a UK MSc Public Health from the University of Suffolk, conveniently from home. The online delivery mode of the programme offers the flexibility for you to study when it suits your schedule and from anywhere with an internet connection, either from your PC, laptop, tablet or smartphone. All the study material and assignments are available on Unicaf’s state-of-the-art Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). Furthermore, the VLE lets you communicate with your tutors and fellow students. You can discuss current subjects, ask questions or network. If you qualify for the Unicaf Scholarship programme, you can save on tuition fees and you can pay it in affordable monthly instalments.
Therefore, if you would like to learn more about the programme or to apply, click here.