The Department of Environmental and Occupational  Health is one of the three departments in the School of Public Health. The department came into existence in the year 2011, when the former Department of Public Health became a school. This was propelled by the need to strengthen delivery of training of innovative and creative Public Health and Environmental Health professionals and researchers; in addition to improve community engagement.

The mission of the department is to train and produce health workers 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.

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


  • To provide a broad-based repertoire of knowledge, attitudes and skills for the diagnosis and analysis of public 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 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.

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

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

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

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

Research Interests
Research interests fall within the following areas.

  • Community Health
  • Waste management and Health
  • HIV and AIDS
  • Water and Sanitation
  • Reproductive Health
  • Occupational Health
  • Food and Safety
    Health Promotion and Education
    Disease prevention and control
    Environmental Impact Assessments and Audits
    Disaster Management
    Monitoring and Evaluation


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

  • Hospitals
  • Research Institutions
  • Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation
  • Ministry of Water and Irrigation
  • Ministry of Environment and natural resources
  • Academic Institutions
  • United Nations Organizations
  • Health Care Insurance Organizations
  • Non-Governmental Organizations.

Undergraduate Programs

Postgraduate Programs

  • Master of Science (Environmental Health)
  • Master of Science (Occupational Health and Safety) 
  • Master of Science (Water Supply and Sanitation)
  • PhD Environmental Health
  • PhD Occupational Health and Safety 
  • PhD Water Supply and Sanitation





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.



Solving of Examination Results Queries



1 month

Issuance of Recommendation Letters




Issuance of Introduction Letters




Signing of Clearance form for graduation




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



1 week


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

The Chairman, Department of Environmental Health

P. O. Box 43844 – 00100,


Tel: 020 8710901 Ext. 3771