Over the past 14 weeks, HCM participants have acquired a range of skills and knowledge to work as a member of a health management team, particularly in low- and middle-income settings. Lecturers from different countries fostered an interactive training environment that included group work, laboratory practice and field visits. These practical skills facilitate career advancement as well as personal and professional development.
HCM students profited not only from the experience of the lecturers but also from the diversity of their fellow students. The graduates from 13 different countries on four different continents shared their experience and knowledge in the classroom and on field trips. "That's the beauty of this programme - it really brings together different skill sets and perspectives in the classroom," said Bernadette Peterhans, Professional Postgraduate Training and course coordinator of the programme at Swiss TPH.
"Returning to Liberia, I will put into practice what was learned. I can proudly say I am analytically and strategically poised to assist in averting the challenges we face as a country and empower other colleagues with new skills learned through a multi-sectorial approach to improving the quality of health," said Tracy Pency, HCM Alumni 2019.