Anthony Botros

Anthony Botros
Program: MMASc in Global Health Systems in Africa Candidate

My name is Anthony Botros, a candidate in the Master of Management of Applied Sciences, specializing in Global Health Systems in Africa at Western University. I am Egyptian by nationality; however, I have lived in six different countries which have cumulatively made me the person I am. I did my undergrad at Western University in Medical sciences specializing in physiology. As part of my fourth-year project, I researched the underlying mechanisms of glucose intolerance in a mouse model of gestational diabetes mellitus.  I am also a scout team leader, growing up scouts have shaped many of my skills and values. I learned that in order to be a successful leader one ought to communicate and work well in a team. I am passionate about community service and health. Recently, I have volunteered in a number of hospitals in Cairo, Egypt. This experience has opened my eyes to how different the health care system is in Egypt. I have observed many sectors in a hospital that serves one of Egypt’s poorest areas. I have worked with doctors and observed the health care system there and what obstacles they face every day when delivering their service. I believe the global health program will help me not only understand the different factors that affect the African health care but also be able to critically analyze and come up with a plan that will be of a major effect. I aspire to be an advocate for those who are unprivileged and to be able to put programs in place to help them.