Public Health in Kenya
Public health in Kenya and the rest if the world refers to the science and art of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health through organized efforts and informed choices of society, organizations, public and private, communities and individuals.
It is concerned with threats to health based on population health analysis. The population in question can be as small as a handful of people, or as large as all the inhabitants of several continents (for instance, in the case of a pandemic). The dimensions of health can encompass a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity, as defined by the United Nations’ World Health Organization.
Public health in Kenya incorporates the interdisciplinary approaches of epidemiology, biostatistics and health services. Environmental health, community health, behavioral health, health economics, public policy, insurance medicine, mental health and occupational safety and health are other important subfields.
Public health in Kenya – Public health Law
Public health in Kenya, law examines the authority of the government at various jurisdictional levels to improve the health of the general population within societal limits and norms. Public health law focuses on legal issues in public health practice and on the public health effects of legal practice. Public health law typically has three major areas of practice: police power, disease and injury prevention, and the law of populations.
Public health Law – Police power
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These areas perpetuate are employed by governmental agencies. Bioterrorism is a growing focus of this practice area in some jurisdictions; for example, public health lawyers in the United States have worked in the creation of the Model State Emergency Health Powers Act and the Model State Public Health Act.
Public health Law – Disease and injury prevention
This broader area of public health law applies legal tools to public health problems associated with disease and injury. Practitioners apply legislation, regulation, litigation (private enforcement), and international law to public health problems using the law as an instrument of public health. Litigation against tobacco companies in the United States provides an excellent example.
Public health Law – Law of populations
Population-based legal analysis is the theoretical foundation of public health law. The law of populations is a relatively new theoretical framework in jurisprudence that seeks to analyze legal problems using the tools of epidemiology. Population-based legal analysis can be applied to traditional public health problems but also has application in environmental law, zoning, evidence, and complex tort.
Public Health in Kenya – Video
A comprehensive list of all public health doctors in Kenya, their addresses (postal and physical), contacts (telephone and e-mail) and a link to the doctors website.
Public Health Doctors in Kenya
- Dr. Ogato J.
- Dr. Walekhwa Charles
- Dr. Ndege Samson Kipkurgat
- Dr. Munyua P.M
- Dr. Githiomi G.J.Mutahi
- Dr. Obwanga G. Yuka
- Dr. Nyambaye Charles Mose
- Dr. Apondo G.N.A.
- Dr. Vita Timothy M.
- Dr. Syano Frederick