Tahani Dakkak is a Master’s of Management of Applied Sciences Candidate, specializing in Global Health Systems in Africa at Western University. Through her undergraduate career, Tahani has established a new club on campus called the Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research (CCGHR) which promotes equitable health worldwide. Through the club, she was able to raise awareness about numerous global health issues the world is facing today including HIV, mental health, and heart stroke. Throughout her undergraduate career, Tahani got the opportunity to do extensive research investigating the correlation between Suberin levels in Nicotiana benthamiana and plant resistance as part of her fourth- year thesis project. Tahani is passionate about achieving accessible and equitable health worldwide as well as promoting education in developing countries to seek sustainable development. Throughout her Master’s degree, she hopes to explore the interconnectedness of global issues pertaining to health, education, politics, and economy. Her desire is to work on designing and implementing development programs in refugee camps promoting better education and access to healthcare as well as promoting the empowerment of women in developing countries.
What are you passionate about in global health systems?
My interest in pursuing global health management stems from my unshakeable commitment to make a positive change in this world and advocate for those who are less fortunate. My goal is to promote education in developing countries especially for women as well as designing and implementing development programs in refugee camps promoting better education and access to healthcare. Furthermore, I am interested in studying the effect of infectious diseases on maternal and infant health in under-resourced communities and economically poor societies.