As the Corona Virus (COVID-19) was declared a public health emergency, members of the public health community in Kenya and other parts of the world stepped up to offer the wealth of experience and expertise in areas related to mitigating the impact of the pandemic. Dr. Susan Mambo, the current Chair Lady in the department of Environmental Health and Disease Control, was one of these professionals at the forefront of the fight. You can view her contributions available in the links below.
Dr. Nzioki J. Mativo, a lecturer at the school of Public health in JKUAT Main campus and a member of Amnesty International-Kenya Chapter has won a United Nations research grant. The grant aims at reviewing the status of domestication of the human rights to water and sanitation, and measures to ‘Leaving No One Behind’ (LNOB) actors in wash in eight (8) countries in Africa, Asia and the pan-European region. This study will be conducted in collaboration with United Nations University-Institute of Natural Resource in Africa (Team lead) the Global Water Supply and Sanitation Collaboration Council… Continue reading →
Treatment of water differs from community to community depending on the volumes of water accessing the treatment plant. Water runoff from the surface will more often than not require more filtration, and subsequent treatment because of the debris as opposed to ground water. Due to the importance of water in everyday public health activities and probability of contamination, it is important that proper treatment and removal of agents that may cause disease occurs. How this is done encompasses an important role of public health trainees.