Nurses have been leading the global pandemic response, and LSHTM is so proud of the contributions of our amazing PDTN nursing alumni around the world.
At LSHTM, we believe that personal finance should not be a barrier to training talented nurses who want to make a difference and improve health, both within their communities and globally. As one of the most critical factors for improving global health, our nurses save lives and make a difference every day.
Please help train the next generation of nurses by giving to our PDTN scholarship fund, which encourages and supports nurses from low- and middle-income countries. The course costs £1,980 and is now available online so location is no barrier to studying with us. With your help, many more nurses will be able to study this vital qualification.
Our PDTN Scholars are truly inspirational. Recent graduate Fatoumatta Kijera shares her story:
"Growing up in Sub-Saharan Africa where tropical diseases are prevalent, I used to frequent hospitals due to malarial infections and chronic asthma. These visits made me realise the pivotal role health care providers play in society while acknowledging the inadequacies and shortcomings of our health care system; as such, my area of interest has mainly been in the health sector.
As a young health professional, I am cognizant of the challenges in our health care system. It is premised on the above that I chose a career in the public health delivery system. Obtaining admission is very important to me as it will introduce me to ways in which I can accurately appraise the impact of major non-communicable diseases that Africa struggles with."
“In the future, I would like to see my nation and continent overcome some of the disease it is confronted with. I have the Gambia and Africa, my country and continent respectively at heart and the healthcare needs of my people are no exception.”
Fatoumatta Kijera, recent PDTN scholar graduate
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