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Getting a job at the World Health Organization

In this video, Dr Greg Martin talks about his experiences working at the World Health Organization (both the up-sides and the down-sides) and discusses one or two important issues with respect to the application process.

Global health (and public health) is truly multidisciplinary and leans on epidemiology, health economics, health policy, statistics, ethics, demography…. the list goes on and on. This YouTube channel is here to provide you with some teaching and information on these topics. I’ve also posted some videos on how to find work in the global health space and how to raise money or get a grant for your projects.

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  1. You just need to be a Chinese communist.

  2. I want to enroll for some nutrition course for free. Can you please guide me?

  3. Rule 1. Suck up to China.
    Rule 2. Don't mention Thiwan.

  4. Hi Greg, I m a clinical Physiotherapist but now I'm planning to study master in public health. So please can you tell me can I get job at WHO? And wat kind of job role ?

  5. Is it necessary to be a doctor to get a job at who or they recruit scientists like one who has done PhD in biological sciences.

  6. Any courses for studies to jion who

  7. Corrupt organization that is politically controlled by China. Corona virus proves we need another organization that is not politically motivated, WHO has been corrupted.

  8. My major is Global affairs and minor in conflict analysis. I want to know if GPA matters alot. cuz Im currently a 2.9 GPA and Im worried that I might not get to place where I want…

  9. What degree and certificate would I need for joining WHO

  10. You had me at "interesting work". 😂😂😂😂😂😂

  11. Hey Greg,
    I'm a little curious as I'm gonna complete my masters in psychology in few months, is there any career opportunities for me in WHO?
    I'll be waiting for your precious reply.

  12. Thanks for share. Really helpfull for me to take my next career step.

  13. I am doing BSc Nursing.. I want to work with WHO… How can I apply for job here?

  14. Thank you Mr. Greg. I'm Jasmine, I am a medical doctor from Indonesia, I'm going to take MPH in Turkey and then applying at WHO. Is that possible? Thank you for your information, definitely useful.

  15. The difference in status and salary among a temporary, locally recruited contractual, national staff and international staff is quite big within WHO. One's nationality is also important. If you belong to a country which already has a large number of people in WHO, like India, the chances of getting an international category job is much less. Also, how much money your country contributes to the WHO budget is also important. Therefore, a person from Europe, Japan or US is likely to get a job much more easily than people from other regions. About 25 years ago in WHO India, locally recruited people's salaries were higher than salaries paid by the Government or other organizations for comparable positions.But now most organizations pay almost as much or more than what locally recruited temporary staff get in WHO. International staff salaries are much higher of course. Another privilege you get at certain levels is that you do not pay any income tax on the salary or perks. At a certain level you also get the status of an international diplomat. An exclusive passport, UN plates for your car and diplomatic immunity from persecution etc. Further, you need to be well known in your field of expertise to get a job unless it is a junior position or you belong to a rich and exclusive country.

  16. I'm a msg student aftr completing my msg degree Or Masters degrees can i get a job in who

  17. Hi Greg, i'm an undergraduate student majoring biological science and recently i'm preparing for entering school(college) of pharmacy. if i graduate school of pharmacy, do i have any opportunity to work in WHO? is the degree of pharmacy qualified for working in WHO? i also have a plan to get Ph.D for pharmacology.

  18. Greetings greg! This is Aishwarya from India. Currently I'm a final year student studying bachelor of Ayurveda medicine and surgery and will be getting my doctor's license in 1 and a half years. I've also done a dual certification course in clinical research and hospital management. I have always been interested in persuing a career in public health and the application of the principles of Ayurveda for global health. Would it be wiser to get a Master's in public health or get some woek experience first, after I get my bachelor's degree? Would really appreciate your guidance!

  19. Recently I'm doing bachelor in public health and planning to complete mph
    How will I get job in who?

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