Onyango OkechAlumni | Full-time | South Sudan
MSc Public Health - Health Services Management streamContact Onyango Okech
I am a medical doctor by profession but currently engaged in public health interventions rather than clinical medicine. My passion is working in primary health programs in low-income countries, especially in humanitarian settings. My long-term career goal is researching effective and efficient delivery of quality health care in complex emergencies.
What I enjoyed most about studying at LSHTM
While at LSHTM, I mostly enjoyed the numerous amounts of resources at the disposal of students and the very supportive staff. Walking through the entrance of the School along Keppel Street, up the stairs to the John Snow Lecture Theatre, passing by the replica of the famous pump-handle was always exciting. Apart from the above, interacting and networking with other students from diverse backgrounds and nationalities gave me a different dimension of the world: we are all interconnected and belong to one race - the human race! Everything else is secondary. My favourite place was the library!
Since graduating I have been...
Since graduating, I have been working for an international organisation in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo as a Health Project Manager. I am overseeing the implementation of primary healthcare programs to vulnerable populations displaced by conflicts, natural disasters or disease outbreaks.