Being adaptable, cooperative with others as well as being responsible are three personal characteristics required for success in public health. This is what I learnt in an interview with my mentors. They told me stories of how some great public health professionals succeeded in the field because of those important characteristics. I also believe that I have these characteristics, as I have explained below. This is especially because I want to be successful in public health so that I can positively change the lives of many people, have a better career and life in general.Success in Public Health Research Paper
Success in Public Health
Firstly, being adaptable is important because it helps public health professionals to assess and solve challenging situations. I learnt being adaptable to new situations when engaging in community clean ups. For instance, I sought an interpreter for a community who I was explaining about the positive effects of vaccinating children against polio. Adapting to the situation by using an interpreter helped me convince many community members to accept vaccination. My friends used ineffective native language to convince some mothers but failed. The mother could not clearly understand why the exercise was important.