Mission & Objectives

Mission & Objectives


The mission of the Discipline of Public Health Medicine is to achieve optimum human and social development, through excellence in education and training, research and service.


  • To achieve EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING AND LEARNING so as to prepare graduates to exhibit a public health focus in their clinical, professional and executive roles.
  • To strive to EMBED AN EXEMPLARY RESEARCH ETHOS AND SKILLS in the undergraduate health sciences program, the Diploma and Masters and Doctorate of Philosophy (Public Health) programs.  
  • To be the leading resource TECHNICAL RESOURCE in health service delivery and research with a view to strengthen health systems and population health.


The Discipline subscribes to the core values enshrined in the Universities Mission Statement. The core values are:-

  • Excellence
  • Transformation
  • Transparency
  • Freedom to challenge
  • Honesty
  • Dignity
  • Respect
  • Reliability
  • Integrity
  • Teamwork