by improving education and training
of public health professionals
for both practice and research
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Member's blog - Projects
Author: Talk Public Health
March came. And March left again. During this month of March, we thought about you, our dear listeners, every single day. We're not lying. But unfortunately, as public health professionals, there was something else that we had to think about even more on a daily basis. Don't worry, we're not going to keep you in suspense over the blindingly obvious. COVID-19 has taken over our lives, whether we like it or not.
This epidemic is something that we've trained for but hoped would never happen. It's like CPR training. You want to be prepared, but you don't want to be in a position where you have to call upon your skills. We're proud to say though that looking around us at our classmates, everyone has stood up to lend a hand however they can. This international solidarity between colleagues is something that maybe other people don't get to see, and so it's an aspect of public health that we'd like to point out.
This is public health. This is public health at its most public. And glamorous. And you can clearly see that it is really a lot of hard work. We had been trying to share some of the insider perspectives with you. We've even tried recording an episode. But sadly, our time for audio editing must be surrendered to a greater cause. Maybe one day, we can look back at our experiences and record a retrospective for you. For now, though, please be satisfied that where we are missing in action in the podcasting and social media world, we are very much present at the coalface of the pandemic fight.
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