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            Post Graduate Programs

           ⊗    MPH in General Public Health

           ⊗    MPH in Public Health Nutrition

           ⊗    MPH in Reproductive Health

                        About the Department

In line with the county’s health development endeavors to make health services accessible to all the population by adopting and advocating the concepts of primary health care, the Department of Public Health was initially established in 2012/13 under the College of Medical and Health Sciences, Samara University. Department of Public Health started its operation with one regular undergraduate program namely the Generic Public Health Officer Program in 2012/13. The department also opened a Master of Public Health (MPH) in General Public Health in collaboration with Mekelle University in 2013/14. The Department of Public health started to offer the course in 2012/13 after the establishment of Samara University in 2008.

Later, the department expanded its post-graduate program to include two specializations: Public health Nutrition and Reproductive health programs since 2019/20. Currently, the Department of Public Health is running its undergraduate programs in the regular program, and in post-graduate programs in three specializations: General Public Health, Public Health Nutrition, and Reproductive all in regular and extension programs in Samara and Awash which can contribute significantly to the health development of the country.


  • The mission of the Department of Public Health is dedicated to improving the health of the communities we serve, including rural, underserved, and global populations through providing quality education, research, community services, and creative partnerships by producing qualified competent, and ethical graduates to foster the development aspiration of the nation at large


  • To be one of the leading departments with enormous fields of Public Health specialties in the pastoral and agro-pastoral community of East Africa by 2035.


                Department Facilities:

  • The Department of Public Health offers courses in comfortable classrooms for theoretical and practical attachments (internships).


          The Department Head

The Department Head is selected from among the teaching staff of the department based on merit and interest as soon as the college announces the vacancy for the post. The term of office of the Department Head is two years.

Currently, Mr. Habtamu Solomun  is serving as Head of the Department.  

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