The Kenya FELTP is a collaboration of the various organisations described below
The vision of the Kenya Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation (MOH) is to have an efficient and high-quality healthcare system that is accessible, equitable, and affordable for every Kenyan. The mission of the MOPHS is to promote and participate in the provision of integrated and high quality promotive, preventive, curative and rehabilitative health care services to all Kenyans.
University Vision: To be the University of choice in nurturing innovation and talent in science technology and development
University Mission: To preserve, create and disseminate knowledge and conserve and develop scientific, technological and cultural heritage through quality and relevant teaching and research; to create conducive work and learning environment; and to work with government and private sector for the betterment of society.
School Vision: To be a regional and international centre of excellence in training, research practice and service in public health.
School Mission: to produce public health graduate who have practical and intellectual skills appropriate to the needs of present and future society.
The School of Public health was started in 1998 to cater for the ever growing demand of highly trained man power in the public health sector.
The School of Public health comprises of three departments namely:
- Health Policy and Management
- Epidemiology and Nutrition
- Environmental Health
- Disaster Risk Management
The mission of Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) is to enhance human resource development through distinctive training, research, and scholarship. The university serves as a regional center of excellence in agriculture, engineering, applied sciences, and enterprise development.
Established in 1979, the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) is the national body responsible for carrying out health science research in Kenya. KEMRI has a mandate to
- Carry out research in the field of biomedical sciences
- Cooperate with other organizations and institutions of higher learning in training programs and on matters of relevant research
- Liaise with other research bodies within and outside Kenya carrying out similar research
- Disseminate research findings
- Cooperate with the MOH, the Ministry, the National Council for Science and Technology, and the Medical Science Advisory Committee on research policies and priorities
In 2001, JKUAT established the Institute of Tropical Medicine and Infectious Diseases (ITROMID) with undergraduate and postgraduate programs in Tropical Medicine and Infectious diseases. ITROMID has over 150 students who are involved in training and research.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the lead U.S. agency for protecting the health and safety of people, providing credible information to enhance health decisions, and promoting health through strong partnerships.
CDC serves as the national focus for developing and applying disease prevention and control, environmental health, and health promotion and education activities designed to improve the health of the people of the United States and the world.
CDC’s international activities include assistance with system design, outbreak response, capacity building, and assistance with priority health problems such as malaria, HIV/AIDS, diabetes or injuries.
The African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET) was established in 2005 as a non-profit organization and networking alliance of African Field Epidemiology (and Laboratory) Training Programs (FELTPs), and other applied epidemiology training programs. AFENET is dedicated to helping ministries of Health in Africa build strong, effective, and sustainable programs with capacity to improve public health systems partnering with global public health experts. The network’s goal is to strengthen field epidemiology and public health laboratory capacity to contribute effectively to addressing epidemics and other major public health problems in Africa.
The East Africa Public Health Laboratory Network is a World Bank Funded Project that brings together Public Health Laboratories of East Africa by building capacity and giving regional focus to realize better health for its citizens. The objective of the East Africa Public Health Laboratory Networking Project is to establish a network of efficient, high quality, accessible public health laboratories for the diagnosis and surveillance of Tuberculosis (TB), and other communicable diseases.