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Strengthening of Public Health Programs to address Communicable and Non-Communicable Diseases in the Republic of Kenya including the Presidents Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)
The purpose of the program is to improve public health in Kenya through collaboration by addressing the following public health practice goals: (1) To implement evidence-based public health programs on important human infectious diseases, with an emphasis on HIV/AIDS, Malaria, Emerging and Re-emerging Infectious Diseases, Neglected Tropical Diseases, Tuberculosis, Influenza and other diseases with pandemic potential as well as Environmental Health Issues, Chronic Diseases, Maternal and Child Health, Public Health Preparedness, Bio-safety, Injury Control and Prevention. (2) To provide training for students, public health professionals and select staff in public health program planning implementation and evaluation and other related issues such as data analysis, financial planning and management. (3) To strengthen KEMRI's institutional capacity to plan, implement and evaluate public health programs, conduct surveillance, and develop evidence-based public health interventions that support national and regional infectious disease identification and control efforts. (4) To incorporate the results of program evaluations and lessons learned into operational disease prevention and control programs in the Republic of Kenya and with other national, non-governmental agencies and academic institutions.
Deadline: Aug. 15, 2016