Department of Public Health

Prof. Hellen Ndiku

Head of the Department of Public Health

Message from the Head of the Department, Department of Public Health

Welcome to the University of Eastern Africa, Baraton Department of Public Health. The department of Public was accredited by the Commission of University Education (CUE) in 2009.

Since then we embarked on preparing Public Health professionals by teaching from a faith based perspective. Our students reflect the culture and value of our department and the University at large.

I want to personally welcome and thank you for choosing to be a part of our legacy. We emphasize quality teaching and research.

I want you to know that we are listening to what you have to say. We want to hear your experiences in the classroom, on campus, in your practicums, and beyond. Our success is measured by the opportunities you have to succeed as a student, and later, as a professional. Just as we are proud of you, we want you to be proud of us, your alma mater.

As you browse through the pages, I encourage you to take advantage of the many ways you can reach your professional goals. Mainly, a degree in Public Health that will enable you to serve individuals, communities, and systems of health in an increasingly global and connected community.

Allow me to leave you with one final thought.

“Every human being, created in the image of God, is endowed with a power akin to that of the Creator—individuality, power to think and to do. The men and women in whom this power is developed are those who bear responsibilities, who are leaders in enterprise, and who influence character. It is the work of true education to develop this power, to train young people to be thinkers, and not mere reflectors of other people’s thought. Let students be directed to the sources of truth, to the vast fields opened for research in nature and revelation. Let them contemplate the great facts of duty and destiny, and the mind will expand and strengthen”.

It is the reason we choose to teach, research, practice, study, and play at the University of Eastern Africa Baraton Department of Public Health. We believe that everyone has value, and that value is connected to a greater purpose. During your time as a student, along with all the other exciting opportunities you’ll experience, I encourage you to focus on your spiritual journey.


Once again, welcome to the University of Eastern Africa, Baraton, Department of Public Health.


Prof. Mueni H. Ndiku

Head of Department, Public Health Department







The department operates on the Seventh-day Adventist worldview which holds that God is the Creator and Sustainer of the universe and life and is the source of true knowledge. God wishes “above all things” that we “prosper and be in good health” (3John 1:2). As public health professionals, we therefore, encourage practices that promote mental, spiritual, physical and social wholeness through preventing and controlling various aspects that affect the health of the community.



The department endeavors to fulfill health needs through training students on health issues, with emphases on disease prevention, promotion of environmental awareness, physical fitness, and research. In this process, it will be guided by Biblical principles and the philosophy of Christian education.



The vision of the Department of Public Health is to lead in the training of health-care professionals who will serve in positions where they may effectively and efficiently witness for God through sound stewardship and healthful living.



  1. Master of Global Health
  2. Master of Public Health
    1. Generalist and Health Promotion Option
    2. Epidemiology and Disease Control Option
  1.       Bachelor of Science Public Health (Environmental Health Option).
  2.       Minor in Public Health.



Direct entry

A student who wishes to be admitted into the public health program under direct entry must have a Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE)/ its equivalent and meet the following requirements

  1. Satisfied the minimum entry requirements of the University of Eastern Africa, Baraton, which is a mean grade of C+ and at least a C+ in English.
  2. Attained a mean grade of C+ or above at the KCSE level or its equivalent and have at least the following specific course grades:
    1. Biology C+
    2. Chemistry            C+
    3. Mathematics/Physics C+
    4. English/Kiswahili C+


Upgrading Students

Applicants who hold diploma in public health may be admitted into the BSc. Public Health program if they meet the following conditions:

  1. Have obtained a minimum grade of C (plain) in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KSCE).
  2. Hold a diploma in Public Health or other health related courses such as Nursing, Clinical Medicine and Medical Laboratory Sciences from a recognized institution.
  3. Provide a transcript, an updated curriculum vitae (CV) and course syllabi from the diploma program in which the qualification was obtained to facilitate evaluation and transfer of credits.
  4. Have at least two years of relevant work experience in public health or other health related areas.
  5. Pass requisite examination on selected courses which are approved by the department.


Bachelor of Science in Public Health