The Department of Public Health Pharmacology has been involved in various outreach activities notably the training of dairy farmers on how to prevent contamination of animal feeds and subsequently milk with mycotoxins produced by molds growing in the feeds. Farmers are shown how to store grains and animal feeds in order to secure them from mold contamination. The training is a research results dissemination exercise being done by Prof. Erastus K. Kange’the and his team of researchers Assessing The Health Risks Associated With Mycotoxins (Aflatoxins And Fumonicins) Contamination of Maize And Animal Feeds under the Safe Food Safe Dairy Project. It is a collaborative project between university of Nairobi and MTT AgriFood Research, Finland, EVIRA-Finnish Food Safety Authority, Egerton University and Kenya Agricultural Research Institute. The Project is funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Finland and is supporting 10 Masters students 2 of whom are from the Departmentof Public Health, Pharmacology and Toxicology. The project leader is Prof. Hannu Korhonen (MTT Agrifood Research) assisted locally by Prof. Erastus Kangethe of the Department of Public Health, Pharmacology and Toxicology , University of Nairobi. The photographs below shows the dissemination workshop and the training session by Prof. Kange’the that took place at Nandi and Makueni Counties.
Policy stakeholders’ workshop for Nandi County held at Eden Hotel Kapsabet on 23rd Oct. 2012. Opened by the HE Sofia Ambassador of Finland to Kenya. Present; Principal CAVS Prof. Mwang’ombe, Safe food safe dairy country coordinator, Prof. Hannu(seated) and Country project Leader, Prof. Kang’ethe (Standing far right).
Dissemination of the Safe food safe dairy (SFSD) project results and farmers education in Makindu location, Makueni. Present; area Chief, Country project leader Prof. Kang’ethe