“Health care matters to all of us some of the time, public health matters to all of us all of the time.”
- C. Everett Koop
We envision a world where health is within reach for each individual, supported by healthy and sustainable communities, and equitably achieved across human populations through the transformation of policies and health services delivery. We believe this can be achieved by improving quality of health care, prevention of diseases within communities, promoting health equity, addressing issues that marginalized members of society endure, and ensuring stakeholders are well informed and involved.
To produce transformative knowledge, professionals and leaders that work to create healthy and sustainable communities both locally and globally. To this end, we foster professional education, public outreach and scholarship to support practitioners, leaders and change agents in moving societies toward more sustainably healthy futures.
Public health is inherently an interdisciplinary approach to promote and protect the health of communities and populations. Its principles are historically rooted in the 2000 year old treatise of Hippocrates on Airs, Waters & Places, the ultimate aim of which is the well-being of the people and communities. We aim to:
- Enhance and improve public health knowledge and practices among practitioners of health in their endeavors toward population health and well-being; and
- Build human resource capacities in public health through a quality training program that supports the integration and synthesis of interdisciplinary knowledge, develops expertise and skills to identify and address public health problems collaboratively, and provides opportunities to practice and develop mastery in creating shared solutions and implementing strategies through collaborative, partnerships, innovation, shared leadership and community engagement at the local, national and global levels.
The overall objective is to provide an academically rigorous graduate level public health education to health practitioners, managers, researchers and others engaged in public health which will prepare them as future leaders in public health at national and international levels.