I am Sujata Manna, currently pursuing MPH with specialization on Health policy from Prasanna School of Public Health, Manipal Academy of Higher Education. I have completed my under graduation in BSc. Nursing in August 2016 securing 68% marks. I have worked as sister tutor in Haldia Institute of Nursing (under ICARE) for 1 year 8 months. After working there I have joined in the post of Nurse in a research project named ‘Strengthening/Promoting evidence-based advocacy for influenza prevention and control in India’ at National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Disease (NICED), ICMR run by Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S.A. in March 2019 to July 2019.
I had been assigned for data and sample collection in the field and in due course I felt that there is more to learn in the discipline of public health. Now I am in 2nd semester of the course and successfully completed Foundation of Global health 1 and 2 which was in collaborated with the Maastricht University, Netherlands where I have completed policy analysis and project proposal writing. I believe this internship period will be of notable influence for my career in future.
Highest Education: BSc. Nursing - Nil Ratan Sircar Medical college and hospital
Date of Joining: June 1, 2020
My name is Sujata Manna from West Bengal, had done my under graduation in BSc. Nursing. I am currently pursuing Master in Public Health with specialization Health policy from Prasanna School of Public Health, Manipal Academy of Higher education at Karnataka. Public health is a dynamic discipline, ranging from epidemiological investigation of a disease, making health policy to addressing global health issues.
To utilize my time I have joined one month online internship program at Foundation of Health Technology Society. During this internship period I have acquired skills of presentation virtually, understood about the importance of health information in public health system. I was assigned with countries one developed and one least developed country to present public health system and their health sector reforms.
I learned about trend analysis of disease and policy analysis regards with disease occurrence of Covid 19. Eventually I developed critical thinking process which is necessary in policy analysis. So it was a good learning experience and I hope it will help me in future.