Department of Population, Reproductive Health & Community Resource Management

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT

INTRODUCTION

The Department Population and Reproductive Health is one of the four departments in the School of Public Health. The department came into existence in the year 2016, when the former Department of Environmental and population health was split. This was propelled by the need to strengthen delivery of training of innovative and creative Population, Reproductive health and health promotion professionals and researchers; in addition to improve community engagement.

MISSION
The mission of the department is to train and produce population health, reproductive health and health promotion experts who can promote health for all and the prevention of disease through the empowerment of communities to take control over health-related risk factors and thereby improve their well-being.

VISION
It is envisaged that the Department of Population and Reproductive health becomes a highly competitive center of excellence in training, research and scholarship both in the at local, region and international environments.

OBJECTIVES

  • To provide a broad-based repertoire of knowledge, attitudes and skills for the diagnosis and analysis of health promotion and Reproductive health issues.
  • To inculcate the theoretical framework and application of epidemiological principles and statistical techniques in the assessment of scientific evidence, community health needs, planning and evaluation of public health and reproductive health programs.
  • To provide an understanding and application of the principles of disease prevention and health promotion in the development of public health intervention strategies.
  • To equip the students with appropriate knowledge and professional ethics in research.
  • To enhance the performance of public health managers and their organizations through an objective understanding and application of the principles of public health law, health policy development and reforms.
  • To prepare learners who have competencies that enable them to diagnose, plan implement and evaluate health promotion and reproductive health programs
  • To train manpower that is responsive to emerging and changing reproductive health issues.
  • To generate and impart knowledge that pertains to effective evaluation and formulation of gender sensitive health care policies and programs
  • To generate and impart knowledge to interested health scientist on:
    • reproduction and fertility regulation
    • healthy sexual development and maturation;
    • avoidance of illness, disease and disability related to sexuality and reproduction.

Departmental Collaborations
The Department has collaborations with various local and international institutions of higher learning

  • Hebrew University - Israel
  • John Hopkins University - USA (in process)
  • Local NGOs
  • Local State Universities and Research Institutions.
  • Relevant Government Ministries

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
Our graduates get employment in a wide range of areas including:

  • Hospitals
  • Research Institutions
  • Ministry of Health
  • Ministry of devolution and National Planning
  • Academic Institutions
  • United Nations Organizations
  • Health Care Insurance Organizations
  • Non-Governmental Organizations.

 Department Location
The department is located in Kenyatta University - Main Campus at the School of Public Health in the 8.4.4 complex 2nd floor room 103

 

Members of staff with the action Aid team who had come to facilitate a workshop on preparing for the work place

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Students following keenly during the workshop on preparation for job placement and retention thereafter

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Fourth and third year Students from community Resource Management Program after a half day workshop on securing practicum placement and being retained thereafter
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Fourth year Students from community Resource Management Program after a half day workshop on Curriculum Vitae ( CV) writing organized by Juma one of the departmental Alumni

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The department is currently staffed with professionals in the following areas of specialization:

  • Epidemiology
  • Reproductive health
  • Health promotion
  • Population Health
  • Environmental Health
  • Environmental Biochemistry
  • Health Management Systems
  • Community Health
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Disaster Management
  • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Project Management
  • Health Economics
  • Public Health Law and Ethics
  • Biostatistics

DIPLOMA

Diploma certificate in Population Health

UNDERGRADUATE

  • BSc. Population Health
  • Bachelor of Science (Health Promotion)
  • Bachelor of Science (Community Resource Management) 

POSTGRADUATE

  • Master of Science (Community Resource Management) 
  • Master of Public Reproductive Health
  • PhD in Public Health ( Reproductive Health)
  • PhD Community Resource Management

SERVICE DELIVERY CHARTER

We are committed to courtesy and excellence in Service Delivery

SERVICES RENDERED

REQUIREMENTS

CHARGES

TIMELINE

Signing of Unit Registration Form

  • Unit Registration Form
  • Missing Marks Form
  • Student ID
  • Student ID
  • Student ID
  • Clearance Form
  • List of students on attachment
  • Student HELB Serial No.
  • National ID No.

Free

1day

Solving of Examination Results Queries

 

Free

1 month

Issuance of Recommendation Letters

 

Free

1 day

Issuance of Introduction Letters

 

Free

2 days

Signing of Clearance form for graduation

 

Free

1 day

Forwarding of list of students proceeding for attachment to Registrar (Academic) for HELB Loans

 

Free

1 week

In case of complaints or compliments regarding the services offered, please contact:

The Chairperson, Department of Population and Reproductive Health

P. O. Box 43844 – 00100, NAIROBI.

Tel: 020 8710901 Ext. 3771

simon nyaga

NAME: SIMON NYAGA

The decision to pursue a degree in community resource management and extension proved to be the best decision I ever made in my life. Throughout the period of my studies, I engaged with world class lecturers in the department of community resource management who nurtured me to become a community change agent and leader. It is magical how the competence I gained has helped me in my work environment. Today, I’m adequately able to traverse the country building the capacity of county governments to develop policies, standards and regulatory frameworks to create conducive legal environment for the counties. The degree equipped me with necessary professional tools to start sustainable community projects. Through the skills impacted I have successfully sourced funding from Safaricom Foundation for a community project supporting young girls from poor households. The project empowers young girls through providing life skills and nurturing their sporting prowess through football. The impact of the project has transformed the behavior of the girls and facilitated others to secure scholarships to study in various secondary schools across the country. I have also partnered with other alumni from the department and started a budding community based organization (CBO) known as Leap Empowerment and Development Initiative (LEDI KENYA) that empowers and transforms rural and marginalized communities through various programs. I wish to urge local and international students to consider pursuing the course since it comes with the joy and the fulfillment of seeing lives transformed.

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