The IMPH programme is without doubt a HU flagship, generously and consistently supported among others, by UK Pears Foundation. And during difficult times, sometimes all we need is some comfort, which in our case, came from Afghanistan:
One of the IMPH graduates, a charismatic and highly respected Nigerian doctor, Rilwan Raji, graduated from the Hebrew University in 2013 and spent time working with the WHO on the eradication of polio in Nigeria, and later on other projects in Kenya and Malawi. He is now working again on polio eradication in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. His monthly 7-day ‘downtime’ brought him to London, where he insisted on meeting with BFHU’s management, Chair Alan Jacobs and Chief Executive Nigel Salomon, along with the philanthropist and major supporter of our international programmes, Sir Trevor Pears. “I am so grateful to Pears Foundation for supporting me at the Hebrew University’s International Master of Public Health programme enhancing my career and above all, enabling me to help make the world a better place”.
Rilwan is the embodiment of all that the IMPH programme and Tikun Olam represent, and during these difficult times, he shared his feelings of solidarity with the Hebrew University and Israel, saying “I am in touch with my cohort and other colleagues as well as the Hebrew University, and I am thinking of everyone, wishing them safe”.