Counterfeit anti-malarial drugs are a dangerous threat in the fight against the life threatening disease. Malaria is treatable with the right medication. A technological innovation allowed Nigerians to determine the authenticity of their malaria medication at the click of a button.
But one crucial flaw in the implementation of a technological solution kept many of them from using this life-saving innovation, until one man’s research uncovered the problem. Dunoi Afam discovered the flaw as part of his University of Liverpool online Master of Public Health.
Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships aim to stimulate development in Commonwealth countries by helping talented students to access carefully chosen, high-quality postgraduate courses offered by UK universities. The University of Liverpool’s 100% online, APHEA-accredited Master of Public Health has been selected for ten Distance Learning Scholarships.
You can apply for a scholarship if you are from a developing country in the Commonwealth. The scholarships are awarded on merit, and the new students will need to start in September 2017. You must be accepted as a student by the University before you submit a scholarship application, which must be sent by 12 May 2017.
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The University of Liverpool’s APHEA-accredited online Master of Public Health (MPH) is designed to equip you with the skills, knowledge and insights to help shape the future of public health and make a difference in your local community.
The programme’s integrated research approach enables you to build up a toolkit of practical skills and understanding. You can expect to gain an international perspective while developing a thorough knowledge in all the main disciplines of public health. By the time you graduate, you should be ready to step up a level in your career in public health.
The University of Liverpool is a world-class institution, ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide. It is a member of the UK’s prestigious Russell Group of 24 research-led universities, which includes the universities of Oxford and Cambridge.
The online Master of Public Health, including the International Public Health and Management of Health Systems specialisations, is accredited by APHEA, the Agency for Public Health Education Accreditation.
The University boasts one of the largest concentrations of health and life science expertise in the UK. Our online Master of Public Health (MPH) is offered by the Department of Public Health and Policy, recognised as a leading centre of research into health inequalities. It is part of the School of Medicine, which itself is highly respected internationally for its multi-disciplinary focus and links to the World Health Organisation.
The University of Liverpool is ranked fifth in the UK’s first global health research league table – the highest ranked institution outside Oxford and London. It also ranks third in the UK for impact judged outstanding in Public Health, Health Services and Primary Care field, as per the UK’s Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014).
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The University of Liverpool’s fully online Master of Public Health (MPH) is profiled in Championing the Public’s Health, a film produced by the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) in partnership with ITN Productions.
Championing the Public’s Health celebrates innovation in public health in the UK. It highlights the University’s online MPH’s flexibility and its collaborative learning model that allows healthcare professionals from across the world to combine work and study, while also being able to apply what they have learnt immediately, benefitting the whole community.
Nanomedicine shrinks the cost of HIV treatment
Prof Steve Rannard and Prof Andrew Owen are using nanotechnology to make HIV medicine more effective and less expensive. Nanomedicine builds tiny particles of medication that are designed to drive the drug into the bloodstream more effectively. The results of which, could greatly increase the number of HIV patients that can receive therapy in low to middle income countries.
Follow your nose
The lives of patients who currently experience invasive tests for bladder and prostate cancer diagnosis could be made easier. Find out how a machine with smell sensitivity can screen urine samples for cancer.