How I ended up in Public Health.
MOHAMED ALBERT TARAWALLIE, MSc.
Biostatistician & Epidemiologist
Mohamed Albert Tarawallie is a graduate student in biostatistics and epidemiology at the SRM Institute of Science and Technology. In 2022, shortly after receiving his bachelor's in public health from this institution, he began his postgraduate studies.
From the moment he learned about public health, Mohamed fell in love with it. One of his favourite aspects of public health was interacting with the people and towns. Mohamed is diligently putting forth the effort to finish his schooling so that he can make a difference in the lives of people in our communities.
Mohamed Albert enjoys practising football and seldom does weightlifting for fun. He also finds comfort in delectable food.
Masters of Science Biostatistics & Epidemiology
SRM Institute of Science and Technology
August 2022 - July 2024
Bachelor of Science in Public Health
SRM Institute of Science and Technology.
August 2019 - July 2022
Habitat for Humanity - Internship
May - July 2022
Habitat for Humanity is an NGO that is dedicated to improving housing, water and sanitation, and disaster risk reduction. I had the good fortune to spend three months working with Habitat for Humanity as an Intern. During my stay there, I discovered how housing is related to public health and how providing adequate and proper housing facilities for people can help improve their overall health. One of the programmes I participated in was designed to support widows financially. And help send their children to school.
District Health Management Team - Bombali (Internship)
July - September 2021
I gained my first practical experience interacting with healthcare professionals and the public while serving on the District Health Management Team, Bombali. I interned in the surveillance section, which was responsible for tracking the prevalence of reported diseases in PHUs, CHCs, and hospitals and sending weekly reports of this information to the Ministry of Health in the country's capital, Freetown. As an intern, it was my responsibility to work closely with the surveillance officer to gather this data and perform supportive supervision in each of the district's health facilities.
"Time is the wisest counselor of all."