University of Nairobi


Pest Control Products Board (PCPB) officers visited the Department of PHPT in the month of March 2022. They had come for inspection of the Department which is accredited by PCPB to carry out Toxicological Studies on pest control products.  



One Year Postgraduate Diploma in One Health and Emergency Research Ethics (POHERE)

The goal of this programme is to provide learners with the opportunity to develop ethics decision-making skills in the ethical challenges that occur in One Health research and research during emergencies. It will give learners an opportunity to develop leadership and collaboration skills for ethical conduct of One Health and emergency research. They will gain confidence and skills in identifying, reflecting on and making decisions  for One Health and emergency research which can be applied in research, ethics review and regulatory contexts.

Two Years Master of Science in One Health and Emergency Research Ethics (MOHERE)

The goal of this programme is to provide learners or participants with the opportunity to appreciate the relevance of ethics throughout all phases of research involving humans, animals or the environment, to develop skills in formulation of ethical guidelines to inform policy and practice of One Health and emergency research, to appreciate the ethical challenges in One Health and emergency research, and to develop confidence and skills in ethical decision-making in One Health and emergency research, during its ethical review and in regulatory contexts.

University of Nairobi and University of Helsinki, Finland Meeting on One Health Collaboration & Capacity Building

Department of Public Health, Pharmacology and Toxicology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Nairobi and University of Helsinki, Finland  staff members  held a meeting to discuss enhanced collaboration between the two universities. The team from Finland visited the PHPT department to explore areas of collaboration in research on one health. This is based on the existing collaboration between university of Helnsiki and University of Nairobi on one health research capacity building. 


Dónal O’Mathúna, BSc(Pharm), MA, PhD, is Associate Professor at The Ohio State University’s (OSU) College of Nursing and Associate Director for Research at the OSU Center for Bioethics ( in Columbus, Ohio, USA. His research addresses ethics during disasters and humanitarian crises, particularly research ethics.


Marion Wanjiku Mutugi, a professor of genetics graduated with a PhD from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland in 1993. The dynamic scholar, trainer, manager who is widely published in her area of medical genetics and more recently bioethics has a personal motto; “What’s worth doing, is worth doing well”.  Her current focus is ethical application of research findings and advances in science for the promotion and protection of human rights.