A carrot dangled right in front of me!
27.09.2010 12 °C
The last few days have been great. I have more friends now so being here is warming up regardless of the declining weather. Friday I got invited to join my Chec Republic & Slovakian friends at Passions club and I had been looking for a way to break out of the rainy blues. Good 3 hours I spent there then came back to the house. Saturday I promised a Polish friend that I will attend her birthday party at her place in Serkienieme so I paddled thru the rain to get there. The temperature was about 6 degrees!
Today was the most interesting day. I attended my first course at the University of Eastern Finland! Yip! After almost 2 months of being here! Introduction to health informatics and human services is the course. The lecturer gave a great overview of health informatics topics; from e-health, m-health, health informatics itself, consumer health informatics to the IT status in Finnish healthcare systems. Great four hours of my life! I was so amazed at the developments and initiatives that the Finnish government strives to achieve. The most important point she raised was that there is still a lot of research opportunities, and it got me thinking/wishing that I could come back for atleast another Masters strictly in health informatics. There is a huge need for this type of knowledge in Africa, and Botswana could use my insight on these things. Rome was not built in one day, so I know that in our continent it will take longer but with insights like mine research can be directed towards what is working in other countries.
I will sleep with good thoughts tonight, I got a plan in mind. I hope Mikko will help