Muhim Abdalla (Geneva, Switzerland)
“Working tirelessly everyday towards a goal a few years in the future teaches the importance of planting your seeds and remaining patient and steadfast” - Muhim Abdalla
Today we bring you Muhim Abdalla who is currently working for the World Health Organization as an epidemiologist and health policy analyst. His focus is on areas of non communicable disease and mental health in all WHO member states. He has personally worked with ambassadors from Russia, UK, USA and even Somalia on health related projects.
Muhim earned received his Master of Public Health in Epidemiology from the University of Toronto and his graduate degree in Population Health Risk Management and Honours Bachelor of Health Sciences from University of Ottawa. He is currently doing his internship in Geneva, Switzerland.
What advice would Muhim give to young people?
“All successes start with an idea and passion to attain it. Be bold with your aspirations and do not let outside forces affect your future. There is a lot of negative energy out there, why add it yourself? Never negatively talk about yourself because your mind manifests the habits, goals, and your way of thinking.
Beat the odds, do numbers, and remain humble.”
What does education mean to him?
"Education is often seen as a tool to eventually get cushy office job, nice salary and have financial freedom. While all this is true and very motivating, the greatest thing you can get from an educational background is the mentality of delayed gratification.
Working tirelessly everyday towards a goal a few years in the future teaches the importance of planting your seeds and remaining patient and steadfast. School is a grind and real life is not that different. Education gave me the mental training to focus on goals ahead of me, which is imperative for future success in all other facets of life."
Masha’Allah keep up the great work Muhim. You are a true example of what we can accomplish when we persevere.