It was established in academic year 2012-2013 as part of the Amoud College of Health Sciences and the first of its kind in Somaliland and Somalia. The program is designed for four years of study leading to the degree of bachelor of Public Health.
There is a complex threat of rapidly spreading and emerging infectious diseases( Communicable and non-communicable disease) as well as changing lifestyles, a strong health workforce is essential. Building the human resources for health should not only include healthcare professionals like physicians and nurses but must take into consideration public health practitioners and strengthened primary healthcare systems to increase coverage and address the basic health needs of societies. This is especially true in low and middle-income countries like our country where healthcare access is a critical challenge. To respond to this crisis, policies and actions are needed to address the dynamics of the health, the production and management of the health workforce and to strengthen the performance of existing health systems. Schools of public health need to be developed to improve the range of capacity and leadership in addition to the traditional training of healthcare managers and researchers. To respond Amoud College of Health Sciences have started the School of Public Health to focus on Policy formulation, Strategic planning, Health services financing, Coordination of health services, Service provision, management, Leadership and good Governance.
The educational programme of the school of public health aims to provide the students with the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to become oriented public health professionals who take the leadership roles within the public health issues and meet the current and future challenges of public health issues as to improve the quality of life and the population’s health of the country. The curriculum provides the broad systemic understanding, critical thinking skills, and leadership training needed to tackle today’s complex public health challenges. The public health post graduate program was started academic year 2012-2013. It is designed for two years of study leading to master of public health. It is primarily concerned with the promotion of health, prevention of disease and prolonging life. The purpose of the MPH programme is to equip its graduates with knowledge and skills to improve the standards of health of people, through training public health specialists with a hands-on approach in disease prevention, leadership and management of programs at community and institutional levels.
The programme is tailored to various public and community health priority areas thus allowing a wider range of choices for students with different backgrounds
Dr. Abdisalam Jama (Gahayr)
Dean. School of Public Health
Amoud University, College of Health Sciences