The Department of Population and Reproductive Health and Community Resource Management is one of the six departments in the School of Public Health and Applied Human Sciences. The department came into existence in the year 2018, when the former Department of Population and Reproductive Health merged with the department of Community Resource Management and Extension. This was propelled by the need to strengthen delivery of training of innovative and creative Population, Reproductive Health, Health Promotion and Community Resource Management professionals and researchers; in addition to improve community engagement. 

Mission Statement

To provide quality education and training, promote scholarship, service, innovation and creativity and inculcate values for sustainable individual and societal development.

To be a dynamic, inclusive and highly competitive center of excellence in training, research and service to humanity at the local, region and international environments.


  • To provide a broad-based repertoire of knowledge, attitudes and skills for the diagnosis and analysis of health promotion, reproductive health and community resource management issues.
  • To inculcate the theoretical framework and application of epidemiological principles and statistical techniques in the assessment of scientific evidence, community health needs, planning and evaluation of community, public health and reproductive health programs.
  • To provide an understanding and application of the principles of disease prevention and health promotion in the development of public health and community intervention strategies.
  • To equip the students with appropriate knowledge and professional ethics in research.
  • To enhance the performance of public health and community resource managers and their organizations through an objective understanding and application of the principles of public health law, health and community development policy development and reforms.
  • To prepare learners who have competencies that enable them to diagnose, plan implement and evaluate health promotion, reproductive health and community resource management programs.
  • To train manpower that is responsive to emerging and changing reproductive health and community resource management issues.
  • To generate and impart knowledge that pertains to effective evaluation and formulation of gender sensitive health care and community development policies and programs.
  • To generate and impart knowledge to interested health scientist on:
  1. reproduction and fertility regulation
  2. healthy sexual development and maturation;
  3. avoidance of illness, disease and disability related to sexuality and reproduction
  • To generate and impart knowledge to interested community practionerson:
  1. Resource identification, mapping, mobilisation and management
  2. Community outreach and extension, advocacy, networking and collaboration.
  3. Design, planning, implementing and monitoring and evaluation of community programs/projects and interventions.
  4. Community development planning, policy development, implementation and evaluation.

Departmental Collaborations

The Department has collaborations with various local and international institutions of higher learning.

  • Hebrew University - Israel
  • Local NGOs
  • Local State Universities and Research Institutions.
  • Relevant Government Ministries


Our graduates get employment in a wide range of areas including:

  • Hospitals and Health Care Insurance Organizations
  • Research and Academic Institutions
  • Relevant GovernmentMinistries
  • Private sector
  • Self-employment
  • Non Profit Organisations/Non-Governmental Organizations
  • United Nation Bodies


Strengthen Youth Organisation's representative giving some history on how this youth-led organisation was founded and its key focus areas to the MPH-RH students during a field visit.


MPH - RH students engaging with youths from Changamwe in a Sexual and Reproductive Health forum.



Strengthen Youth Organisation's representative giving some history on how this youth-led organisation was founded and its key focus areas.



Group photo os MPH - RH students and Strengthen staff.



Dr. Iseme providing a brief background on the KU Department of PRH & CRM and why we chose to visit Strengthen as one of our key sites during our Mombasa field trip.





Members of staff with the action Aid team who had come to facilitate a workshop on preparing for the work place


Students following keenly during the workshop on preparation for job placement and retention thereafter



Fourth and third year Students from community Resource Management Program after a half day workshop on securing practicum placement and being retained thereafter

Fourth year Students from community Resource Management Program after a half day workshop on Curriculum Vitae ( CV) writing organized by Juma one of the departmental Alumni


Programmes Offered



  • Master of Science (Community Resource Management) 
  • Master of Public Health (Reproductive Health)
  • PhD (Community Resource Management
  • PhD in Public Health ( Reproductive Health)

The department is currently staffed with professionals in the following areas of specialization:

  • Epidemiology
  • Sexual Reproductive health
  • Community Resource Management
  • Humanitarian and Disaster Mitigation
  • Gender-based violence
  • Family and consumer Studies
  • Community Development
  • Health promotion
  • Environmental Health
  • Health Management Systems
  • Community Health
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Disaster Management
  • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Project Management
  • Health Economics
  • Home Economics
  • Human Development
  • Public Health Law and Ethics
  • Biostatistics



We are committed to courtesy and excellence in Service Delivery





Signing of Unit Registration Form

  • Unit Registration Form
  • Missing Marks Form
  • Student ID
  • Student ID
  • Student ID
  • Clearance Form
  • List of students on attachment
  • Student HELB Serial No.
  • National ID No.



Solving of Examination Results Queries



1 month

Issuance of Recommendation Letters



1 day

Issuance of Introduction Letters



2 days

Signing of Clearance form for graduation



1 day

Forwarding of list of students proceeding for attachment to Registrar (Academic) for HELB Loans



1 week

In case of complaints or compliments regarding the services offered, please contact:

The Chairperson, Department of Population and Reproductive Health

P. O. Box 43844 – 00100, NAIROBI.

Tel: 020 8710901 Ext. 3771

Eliza 2019


My decision to pursue a degree in Community Resource Management and Extension was purely out of my passion for community service. I knew very well from the course modules that this was the course that would help identify and live my purpose in life. The 4-year study period was an opportunity for me to interact with very resourceful lecturers, who taught well-structured course units tailored to give me the best of knowledge. The well-equipped department’s resource center was always available whenever I needed to conduct any academic researches. I can attribute everything I have become today to the holistic nurturing I got both through in class and CRM Club activities. The lecturers were always handy to guide me to prepare for life after campus. I have been able to become a proactive youth mentor. Am a social worker at The Kobo Trust. To promote project sustainability, I have successfully initiated a fundraising project at The Kobo Trust to sell crafts made by beneficiaries using waste cloth and leather cuttings. This project promotes responsibility and waste management while encouraging youth innovation. In 2016, I founded the international network to found Sabon Africa Development Network (SADEN), an international non-governmental organization that runs in Kenya as SADEN CBO to empower teenage mothers at Kayole Slums. This year, I was also selected on merit for the highly competitive YALI Regional Leadership Center training, and upon completion I joined the Alumni chapter where I now serve as the YALI Alumni Machakos County Chair. In the capacity

simon nyaga


The decision to pursue a degree in community resource management and extension proved to be the best decision I ever made in my life. Throughout the period of my studies, I engaged with world class lecturers in the department of community resource management who nurtured me to become a community change agent and leader. It is magical how the competence I gained has helped me in my work environment. Today, I’m adequately able to traverse the country building the capacity of county governments to develop policies, standards and regulatory frameworks to create conducive legal environment for the counties. The degree equipped me with necessary professional tools to start sustainable community projects. Through the skills impacted I have successfully sourced funding from Safaricom Foundation for a community project supporting young girls from poor households. The project empowers young girls through providing life skills and nurturing their sporting prowess through football. The impact of the project has transformed the behavior of the girls and facilitated others to secure scholarships to study in various secondary schools across the country. I have also partnered with other alumni from the department and started a budding community based organization (CBO) known as Leap Empowerment and Development Initiative (LEDI KENYA) that empowers and transforms rural and marginalized communities through various programs. I wish to urge local and international students to consider pursuing the course since it comes with the joy and the fulfillment of seeing lives transformed.