One can easily lose track of Prof Ruairi Brugha’s academic titles (MB, BCh, BAO, MD, FFPHMI, MSc, DCH, Dip Obs, Dip Humanities) when reading his bio. They are the result of more than 40 years dedicated to investigate and to improve public health.
Next month, Prof Brugha, current Head of Department of Public Health and Epidemiology at RCSI, will be saying good-bye to his department colleagues and will depart to start a new adventure somewhere else. Before that happens, we have interviewed him and asked a few questions about his career.
I imagine most people not familiar with Africa would be hesitant about taking a bus across borders. When calling the number I pulled of a website that seem developed in the 90’s and bought a ticket for a 6 hour drive from Nairobi (Kenya) to Arusha (Tanzania), that hesitation was not exactly quelled.