Serufusa Sekidde

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“Public health chose me,” says Serufusa Sekidde, MPH ’11 and a physician from Uganda. His “clarion call” to join the field came when he was working in an orphanage in South Sudan—many of the children he treated fell sick repeatedly with malaria, diarrhoea, and other illnesses. This changed when he helped to raise funds for and install a new water tank—after the tank went in, children’s health in the area improved dramatically. “All my training in economics, biostatistics, ethics, is a wonderful set of tools that I can use to become a better doctor, a better person, and make a greater contribution not just to Africa but the entire world.” Hear his “Why Public Health” story.