Swine flu, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, Chikungunya, Cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, Obesity and Diabetes are some of the emerging diseases and lifestyle disorders whose incidences are on the rise. The current arsenals of drugs and public healthcare facilities have been inadequate in curbing these menaces and providing total relief to patients. With an increased international emphasis on quality of life, there is an immediate need to optimize current medical and pharmaceutical resources to develop well organized and effective healthcare delivery systems that will lead to superior health outcomes. Moreover, stringent policies at the local, national and international levels need to be established that will govern the successful administration of equitable health and medical facilities. My decision to pursue a Masters in Public Health with concentration in Health Policy and Management has stemmed from my desire to understand the complex relationship between pharmaceutical companies, insurance agencies, non-profit organizations, government bodies and the healthcare industry. This will help me to contribute to the delivery of timely, affordable and effective healthcare to patients in regulated and semi-regulated markets and in establishing policies that strengthen these objectives. A graduate study in Public Health from University of California, Los Angeles will propel me in the right direction to achieve my career goals. 

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