Department of Community Health



Dr. R.K.A. Sang. MBChB (Nairobi), MPH (Nairobi),

Chairman, Department of Community Health

Welcome to the Department of Community Health. We are located at Nakuru Town Campus, opposite Provincial General Hospital.

Community Health Department was established in August 2012 and it is among the youngest department among the thirteen departments under the Faculty of Health Sciences.

The department’s Vision is “A world class Department committed to innovative scholarly pursuit, scientific research and service delivery”.

Mission“ To provide quality health education and training, research and service delivery that embodies the aspirations of the community through creation, preservation, integration, transmission and utilization of public health knowledge”

and Core Values“Excellence, Quality, Integrity, Innovativeness, Professionalism and Collaboration”.

The Department has a team of vibrant and dedicated academic and non-academic staff. The academic staff in addition to teaching responsibility carry out research and project activities. The department serves the Faculty of Health Sciences as a lead in teaching and learning, curriculum development and evaluation activities. The department coordinates faculty’s MBChBstudents’ Health facility/field attachment to enhance community diagnosis.

The academic staff service all other departments by teaching Community Diagnosis, Research Methodology, Epidemiology & Biostatistics, Primary Health Care, Health Service Management, Environmental & Occupational Health, Behavioural Sciences, Epidemiology of Communicable Diseases and Medical Education courses. The department has two programs to be launched soon namely: Master of Public Health (MPH) and Master of Health Professions Education.

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