Jorge García Ramirez, Colombia
MSc Health Policy, Planning & Financing
"I am a medical doctor and social entrepreneur. I am a co-founder of BIVE, a social business helping low-income communities in Colombia to accessing health services, and also a public health researcher at the University of Caldas.
I chose the MSc Health Policy, Planning & Financing because as a joint degree I can take the best from both schools (LSHTM and the London School of Economics) tailoring my experience to my interests. I value the interdisciplinary perspective from which health is seen at LSHTM.
“My experience has been a cornerstone to achieve my dream…”
The experience outside the classroom is unique, interacting with the variety of students and taking advantage of the accessibility of the professors. I got involved leading the health society, in which we could deepen our professional networks and interact with global health leaders.
My experience has been a cornerstone to achieve my dream of becoming a Minister of Health in Colombia. It provided me with the knowledge and systemic vision of health to bear with the responsibility of leading health transformations in my country.”
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