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Tanya Karima Lundin - Master of Global Health student from Kenya

Programme: Master of Global Health
From: Kenya (been living in Sweden for 15 years)
Blog: tanyakarimalundin
Contact me in: English, Danish, Swedish, French

Here I am, where I ought to be.

Karima Lundin is a new blogger for the Master’s in Global Health, and she originally hails from Kenya, where she lived until the age of 18. Since then, she has travelled the world, living in no less than four other countries before finally settling down in Sweden 15 years ago. Karima’s passion for health was present from the beginning, having studied a Masters in Health Promotion while living in London. Originally, she planned to go back to her home country of Kenya and work in Public Health, but fate stepped in. Instead, she met a lovely Swede and moved to Gothenburg, on the western coast of Sweden.

A marriage, two children, and a career in market research later, Karima still had an inner drive towards Global health. She was still asking herself “Is this really what I want to do with my life”? A few years ago, Karima and her family relocated to Stockholm, and she was forced to leave her previous job behind. Motivated by this turn of events, Karima started to look for new opportunities, and noticed that all of the positions she was passionate about were in public health.

One day, whilst surfing the internet, she saw that Karolinska Institutet offered a Master’s in Global Health. A busy mother of two, she had not considered going back to school, but suddenly the application had been sent ! Soon after, she learned that she had been accepted into the programme. Going into the future, Karima's plan is to work with research in global health at Karolinska Institutet.

I am inspired every day, by the lecturers and by my fellow students.