The Public Health Officers and Technicians Council (PHOTC) arrived at the University, Monday, February 1, 2016 to inspect the compliance with standards for training and accreditation in the School of Public Health. The six-man inspection team is led by Mr. Simon Kimani.
PHOTC is a statutory body established by the Public Health Officers (Training, Registration and Licensing) Act No. 12 of 2013 to regulate the training, registration and licensing of public health professionals in Kenya.
The Council’s main undertaking is to prescribe the courses of instruction for public health practitioners in Kenya guaranteeing appropriate regulation of public health practice in the country.
Welcoming the team at the University, Prof. Imbuga, said that JKUAT was the first University to offer BSc. Public Health, adding that the University had put in place requisite training and research requirements in the School of Public Health. The measures, she opined are aimed at producing public health professionals that are skilled to serve the diverse public health needs of the country.
Mr. Kimani thanked the University for having them and said it was important to have proper structures to ensure quality standards of public health training and practice. He added that the Council aspire for continuous engagement with the Kenyan Universities to enhance the quality of public health practitioners being produced into the field.