Bachelor of Science (Community Health and Development) and Potential Areas of Employment

Community health and development involves bettering a people's health and wellness, helping to ensure a clean environment and providing suitable solutions to their needs. Development aims at lifting the living standards of communities i.e creating sustainable maintenance and improvements in the community's quality of life.

This program emphasizes communication and leadership skills for working within groups, families and in multicultural settings. Students are taught governmental, political and economic structures and policies. The degree therefore makes of graduates professionals capable of addressing the public's health and development challenges. They are able to apply their competencies to diagnose the issues, plan and implement amicable health and development solutions.

It also prepares one to be able to provide health education and services to the community. The skills learned prepare students for work in multiple sectors in the human services area, such as health, housing or economic development.

Employment positions in community health includes jobs in:-
  • Community health agencies
  • Non-governmental Organisations e.g Center for Disease Control
  • Healthcare facilities
  • Government health agencies
  • Voluntary health agencies
  • United Nations agencies e.g World Health Organization
  • Education agencies
The course is offered in Kenyatta University, University of Nairobi, JKUAT, Egerton University among others.
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