Kenya Partnerships 

Kenya

The School sponsored a 2-day conference chaired by Professor George Karani, in Nairobi, Kenya on the theme of 'Collaboration on Sustainable Development in Environmental Public Health' with assistance from Dr Joseph Nganga from the Jomo Kenyatta University of Science & Technology (JKUAT) http://www.jkuat.ac.ke/  30 invited speakers presented papers in 15 topic areas.

Over 150 delegates attended the conference from institutions across Africa.  Professor Adrian Peters, Dean of School led a delegation from Cardiff Metropolitan University who were joined by representatives from the Health Protection Agency, Public Health Wales and from Air Monitors, UK.  

Staff from CSHS facilitated a workshop for 300 students at the Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC) http://www.kmtc.ac.ke/  

Dr Naomi Maina from JKUAT was supported for a sabbatical visit to Cardiff working with API staff at Cardiff Met which will lead to the development of a new top-up BSc for African students in Environmental Health Sciences. 

Future plans include:

  • Strengthening the collaboration in order to address Environmental Public Health challenges in the 21st century. 
  • To work with CDSC Public Health Wales to increase the uptake of HIV testing in black Africans living in Wales.
  • Provide joint workshops to Community Health Workers, Public Health Officers and other community groups in Africa.  
  • Continue to support staff exchange visits.
  • Continue work on the development of a low cost, nutrient capturing, re-usable pit latrine.