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Re: Careers In Public Health by deedav: 5:42pm On Jun 22, 2016
Please house, could you enlighten me on how well does the discipline Demography and Social Statistics fit into public health? Thank you very much.
Re: Careers In Public Health by jaci02: 6:55pm On Jun 23, 2016
deedav:
Please house, could you enlighten me on how well does the discipline Demography and Social Statistics fit into public health? Thank you very much.

That's an amazing field of study. In public health there's great demand for researchers, data analysts, statisticians and people who can efficiently carry out field research involving population and household studies.

Those in the field of monitoring, evaluation, measurement and learning are usually statisticians, skilled in the field of population studies, demography and development studies.

There are other disciplines that are beneficial to public health practitioners, such fields are Gender Studies, Development Studies, Health Planning & Management, Health Economics the list is endless.

You can become a specialist in data collection, mapping and designing of data analysis tools for field based research surveys.

When public health practitioners in NGOs want to measure the level of impact their health projects have in addressing it's intervention strategies, they call in researchers who are in the discipline you mentioned.

So if that's where your interest lies, then carry on.

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Re: Careers In Public Health by deedav: 10:46pm On Jun 23, 2016
Thank you very much Jaci02.

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That's an amazing field of study. In public health there's great demand for researchers, data analysts, statisticians and people who can efficiently carry out field research involving population and household studies.
Those in the field of monitoring, evaluation, measurement and learning are usually statisticians, skilled in the field of population studies, demography and development studies.
There are other disciplines that are beneficial to public health practitioners, such fields are Gender Studies, Development Studies, Health Planning & Management, Health Economics the list is endless.
You can become a specialist in data collection, mapping and designing of data analysis tools for field based research surveys.
When public health practitioners in NGOs want to measure the level of impact their health projects have in addressing it's intervention strategies, they call in researchers who are in the discipline you mentioned.
So if that's where your interest lies, then carry on.
Re: Careers In Public Health by Etinosajay(m): 11:07am On Jun 24, 2016
Excellent contribution jaci02


@ deedav

Public health in general hinges on population studies. And when you talk of population, demography and statistics must be involved to properly describe it.

Public health is always studied in the population parlance.

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Re: Careers In Public Health by jaci02: 12:56pm On Jun 24, 2016
This is just something I wanted share with all of you. Considering how important it is obtaining a higher qualification in Public Health like the MPHs and MScs, it would also be of tremendous benefit If for all of you, if you also consider Volunteerism.

Public Health Practitioners are not just people with big "MPHs and PhDs". They are first and foremost Humanitarians who pride themselves in putting their passion for the better health of others first before profit. In other words, "Passion before Profit ".

There are many ways you can start your career in Public Health, but one sure way is by volunteering in organizations, local NGOs, civil societies and even orphanages.

You can join a CBO or a CSO, you can promote little projects for youths and adolescents in schools. You can as well visit the nearest Primary Health Care Facility around you and see if they have any community group association supporting them in which you can be part of.

We need to look beyond the classroom and the universities because sometimes experience comes before certificates in acquiring certain jobs in Public Health . One thing about public health is that no matter how little you begin your career, you will keep going higher and higher.

So everyone look around and become interested in what you're studying not just for the certificate, but most importantly, in PRACTICING it now before your dream job comes along.

It would give you an edge, believe me.

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Re: Careers In Public Health by SalzNomski: 5:03pm On Jun 28, 2016
Hi, I'm a pharmacologist. took the PG form for public health.
I don't know what to expect or read for the upcoming test so someone please help
Re: Careers In Public Health by Nobody: 8:32pm On Jun 28, 2016
SalzNomski:
Hi, I'm a pharmacologist. took the PG form for public health.
I don't know what to expect or read for the upcoming test so someone please help


get ready for your test, per pharmacologist, nothing in public health is anew..just refresh on biology
Re: Careers In Public Health by kcy(m): 12:34pm On Jun 29, 2016
I have my degree in microbiology, can I have a career in public health?

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Re: Careers In Public Health by Etinosajay(m): 2:41am On Jul 01, 2016
kcy:
I have my degree in microbiology, can I have a career in public health?

Yes you can. Read more on the thread.
Re: Careers In Public Health by Dhamilare1: 10:51am On Jul 01, 2016
Etinosajay:


Yes you can. Read more on the thread.


Please , is it mandatory to send in transcript before the English proficiency test?
Re: Careers In Public Health by Etinosajay(m): 11:19am On Jul 01, 2016
Dhamilare1:



Please , is it mandatory to send in transcript before the English proficiency test?

I think it is. Why delay if you have it?

Transcripts should be forwarded the moment you submit your application, and should reach them before u hear back from the Pg school
Re: Careers In Public Health by Nobody: 10:38am On Jul 18, 2016
jaci02:
Hi, I'm about rounding up my Bsc in Statistics with Computer Science from Uniben. Being a part time student, I had the opportunity of working for 2 years with an NGO in Benin promoting women's reproductive health. After that I did a short consultancy for PPFN in Benin.

Working with NGOs involved in the public health sector is very interesting as you have the opportunity of learning on the job and in the field. With policies and rapid population growth, this is becoming an evolving sector where skilled professionals will be needed in great demand.

There are so many possibilities so I encourage everyone out there, as much as you're concerned in making an impact for a better world, get into the public health sector and see where your impact will be felt the most.





Hello, good day to u, can u help me out with d name b address of d ngos u worked with in Benin n how u got d job, where u paid? I'm currently doing my mph at uniben,,, thanks
Re: Careers In Public Health by Mikebio: 5:49pm On Jul 18, 2016
Hi bosses, I'm a graduate of microbiology and am planning to apply for msc in public health in unilag but the problem is part of their requirements that says applicant should have more than 3yrs experience in relevant field which I don't have and I don't know maybe I should still go ahead to apply or I should just apply for another course . plsss I need una advice asap

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Re: Careers In Public Health by Pillyportions(f): 2:40pm On Jul 19, 2016
Good day, i am so sorry calling u back to this old post of yours, but i found wat u wrote interesting. I am a graduate of social work , i am currently doing my youth service, i want to run my masters in public health, i dnt knw hw possible dat will be since i am nt in d sciences. Pls i need ur advise / more information on it .
Etinosajay:


That's very false my friend. I used to think so until I got admission in one of the best schools in Nigeria in Public Health and I'm not a doctor.

These categories of public health entrants (social workers, psychology graduates, science graduates) are equally as relevant as the doctor in ensuring good public health.

Furthermore, there's a stream for doctors in public health, like clinical epidemiology, those are one of the few areas that requires a medical degree for entrance.

Field Epidemiology,
Medical statistics
Health Administration
Environmental Health
And many more streams are open to graduates from diverse fields with proven interest and intellect in tackling public health issues.
Re: Careers In Public Health by Nobody: 10:12pm On Jul 23, 2016
List of recognized institutions offering public/environmental health in Africa.

Re: Careers In Public Health by aofrank(m): 7:40am On Jul 24, 2016
I've learnt a lot from this thread. pls I need information on any public health NGO I can voluntarily work with in Benin city as I believe it will help my application later. I'm a youth corp member who intends studying for mph environmental health soon. I have a first degree in applied biology(2,2). also does anyone knows about mph in unilorin or oau.
Re: Careers In Public Health by Etinosajay(m): 5:30pm On Jul 24, 2016
aofrank:
I've learnt a lot from this thread. pls I need information on any public health NGO I can voluntarily work with in Benin city as I believe it will help my application later. I'm a youth corp member who intends studying for mph environmental health soon. I have a first degree in applied biology(2,2). also does anyone knows about mph in unilorin or oau.

Society for family health

Women's health and action research center

Edo saca (state action committee against AIDS)
Re: Careers In Public Health by Etinosajay(m): 5:33pm On Jul 24, 2016
Pillyportions:
Good day, i am so sorry calling u back to this old post of yours, but i found wat u wrote interesting. I am a graduate of social work , i am currently doing my youth service, i want to run my masters in public health, i dnt knw hw possible dat will be since i am nt in d sciences. Pls i need ur advise / more information on it .

You would best consider

MPH in mental health

Or

Global health

Get a copy of postgraduate prospectus of the school you fancy and read up their requirement and prepare yourself in that light.

If you have more questions, you can ask here
Re: Careers In Public Health by Pillyportions(f): 5:49pm On Jul 24, 2016
Thanks alot. Hmm.. Are u a social worker?
Etinosajay:


You would best consider

MPH in mental health

Or

Global health

Get a copy of postgraduate prospectus of the school you fancy and read up their requirement and prepare yourself in that light.

If you have more questions, you can ask here
Re: Careers In Public Health by Etinosajay(m): 7:15pm On Jul 24, 2016
Pillyportions:
Thanks alot. Hmm.. Are u a social worker?

No maam
Re: Careers In Public Health by jaci02: 8:28am On Jul 26, 2016
Bosseth24:






Hello, good day to u, can u help me out with d name b address of d ngos u worked with in Benin n how u got d job, where u paid? I'm currently doing my mph at uniben,,, thanks


I applied like every other person and yes I was paid.

Hope this is helpful.

Planned Parenthood Federation of Nigeria PPFN - 222B, Upper Mission Road, Benin City

TY Danjuma Foundation
34, Akpakpava Road
Benin-CIty, Edo State.

African Women Empowerment Guild (AWEG)
29 ,Airport Road, Airport Road, Benin, Edo,

Centre For Population And Environmental Development (CEPED)
Bs-1 /Sm-2 ,BDPA Estate, Ugbowo Shopping Centre, Ugbowo, Benin City

INTERNATIONAL CHRISTIAN CENTRE FOR MISSIONS
45, Umamwen Street, Ogida Qtrs,
Benin City, Edo State

Idia Renaissance
2, Ihama Road, G.R.A
Benin City, Edo State

Society for Family Health (SFH)
14, Gapiona Street, Off Benoni Hospital Road, GRA, Benin City

AHNi and Marie Stopes International are located in GRA but I'm not certain of their specific addresses.

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Re: Careers In Public Health by Mistymash: 2:03am On Jul 27, 2016
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Re: Careers In Public Health by Ogvn: 4:15pm On Jul 27, 2016
PLEASE I NEED HELP URGENTLY AS I HAVE NO ONE IN ANY PUBLIC HEALTH AREA IN NIGERIA. I WANT TO DO MY MASTERS WHICH IS THE MOST VERSATILE AND PRODUCTIVE AREA OF PUBLIC HEALTH IN NIGERIA , HEALTH MANAGEMENT, EPIDEMIOLOGY OR GENERAL PUBLIC HEALTH. ALSO AN AREA WITH LOADS OF JOB OPPURTUNITIES.
Re: Careers In Public Health by tbanty1: 7:01pm On Aug 02, 2016
Etinosajay:
This thread is to bring ideas, information, advice, discussion, direction and achieving a common goal for prospective public health professionals.

Firstly, I'm starting out my career in public health. That's 110% decided. I have a bachelor's degree in the sciences and a relatively sound knowledge of research.

Public Health is an enormous discipline which is open to everyone irrespective of their originating academic background, towards achieving a safe and planned public health.

In Nigeria, public health is mostly available at a higher Cadre of learning, starting from the masters degree setup, so I have found out. FUTO however has programme for undergrads.

The university of Ibadan, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO), University of Lagos are example of schools with Public Health Department which award degrees in Public Health. Entry requirements vary between these schools, so be sure to check the admission requirements of these schools to guide you in your decision making

As I'm starting out my own career, I will not have all the knowledge to pass along, therefore I urge experienced public health professionals operating in Nigeria and elsewhere to post valuable contributions to aid prospective, entry level, mid-career and top-level public health professionals here
pleasant evni Etinosajay, u av really touched many souls with dis ur observations as regards to d next level of education. U re blessed sir. Actually i'm a biochemist, nd i wish to study further on ds field. Jst dat i'm confused immediately i visit unilag's website, as public health isnt carryin M.ph as its 2nd degree, rather carried M.sc. U av recently confirmed dat M.ph is d best offer to go 4 in public health. Although unilag has two groups under deir M.sc in public health. I need u to advise me on wat to select from dose two groups nd 2ndly is deir M.sc in public health is as dsame as uni wit M.ph in public health? Tanx alot bro 4 ur time.
Re: Careers In Public Health by Etinosajay(m): 12:01pm On Aug 03, 2016
tbanty1:
pleasant evni, u av really touched many souls with dis ur observations as regards to d next level of education. U re blessed sir. Actually i'm a biochemist, nd i wish to study further on ds field. Jst dat i'm confused immediately i visit unilag's website, as public health isnt carryin M.ph as its 2nd degree, rather carried M.sc. U av recently confirmed dat M.ph is d best offer to go 4 in public health. Although unilag has two groups under deir M.sc in public health. I need u to advise me on wat to select from dose two groups nd 2ndly is deir M.sc in public health is as dsame as uni wit M.ph in public health? Tanx alot bro 4 ur time.

I didn't say MPH was better than MSC. They are one. The focus of study is what is different.

The MPH is the degree direction professionals in public health practice would go for, while the MSC route is the direction public health researchers would normally go for.

So it depends on what your interests are.
And again, MPH is not restricted to medical professionals, there are steams like medical epidemiology reserved for medical professionals, same thing in MSC.

I do not know much about the program at Unilag, bbikaz can advice you, as she's currently doing her program there.

If I knew what two options you're referring to, I might be able to offer one word or another.
Re: Careers In Public Health by Etinosajay(m): 12:07pm On Aug 03, 2016
Mistymash:
Hello all, I have a first degree in economics but I want to take up my career in public health. Through free certified certificate courses I am gaining Knowledge in nutrition,reproductive health and Family planning,global health,HIV/AIDS- malaria- and tuberculosis as regards maternal health and a couple of others. Mainly the basics.
Question is: would these afford me an opportunity to work in an NGO as right now I can't afford MPH?
Sorry for the long typo. Thank you N Blessings!

Yes, it would. Certificate programs are good options for starting your professional career in public health.

After getting your certificates in the areas you have mentioned, apply for volunteer to some NGO's for experience, even though you can also get paid jobs. The choice is yours.

With 2-3 years experience in public health, you can then apply for MPH being qualified by experience.

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Re: Careers In Public Health by Etinosajay(m): 12:13pm On Aug 03, 2016
Ogvn:
PLEASE I NEED HELP URGENTLY AS I HAVE NO ONE IN ANY PUBLIC HEALTH AREA IN NIGERIA. I WANT TO DO MY MASTERS WHICH IS THE MOST VERSATILE AND PRODUCTIVE AREA OF PUBLIC HEALTH IN NIGERIA , HEALTH MANAGEMENT, EPIDEMIOLOGY OR GENERAL PUBLIC HEALTH. ALSO AN AREA WITH LOADS OF JOB OPPURTUNITIES.

What information or help do you require?

We've talked so much about a lot concerning public health, here on this thread.

You can read it up, and also ask questions that may not have been answered yet.

I and others would do our best to provide guidance according to what we know.

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Re: Careers In Public Health by Samcent: 12:54pm On Aug 03, 2016
@ Etinosajay, thanks for d good work U are doing on this thread. God bless you richly.
My job brings me in contact with practising public health professionals that are working with UNICEF, WHO, CHAI etc. And I have since resolved, that by the grace of God, I will do my best to be counted among these professionals.
The job can sometimes be stressful but it is fulfilling if one has passion; d pay may not be as huge as that of a Chevron staff but it's very OK if one is not greedy; and depending on d organisation U work for and Ur job schedule, the exposure can be priceless.
Re: Careers In Public Health by Mistymash: 2:04pm On Aug 03, 2016
Etinosajay:


Yes, it would. Certificate programs are good options for starting your professional career in public health.

After getting your certificates in the areas you have mentioned, apply for volunteer to some NGO's for experience, even though you can also get paid jobs. The choice is yours.

With 2-3 years experience in public health, you can then apply for MPH being qualified by experience.

Thank you! I appreciate.
Re: Careers In Public Health by koolx213(m): 9:56pm On Aug 20, 2016
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