Lucy I. C. Kiyiapi

HOD, Health Policy & Management

The Department of Health Policy & Management was begun in 1998 with an aim of training and equipping future health care managers and administrators with skill and competencies that prepare them for leadership positions in the health care system.

Vision and Mission

Department of Health Policy and Management at Moi University School of Public health seeks to be the Centre of Excellence in nurturing innovation in management of health systems and providing quality services. Our mission is to promote responsiveness of health systems to customer needs and expectations through innovative evidence based, multidisciplinary training, research and service.

Quality Objectives

  • Hold Departmental Meetings every month.
  • Review curriculum every five years to meet societal needs and respond to emerging issues.
  • Encourage Department faculty members to attend at least two academic conferences/ workshops or seminars and produce at least two publications every academic year.
  • Engage students in at least one outreach program per academic year.
  • Maintain progression rate of 80% for each cohort to the next level and graduate at least 30% of students every year.
  • Establish local, regional or international collaboration linkages.

Programs Offered

The Department of Health Policy and Management is largely a service department for programs in the College of Health Sciences of Moi University both at undergraduate and postgraduate levels at the Eldoret and Nairobi campuses. Some of the courses offered by the Department include: health services management, health policy and planning, health economics, health management information systems, social determinants of health, principles of health promotion, human behavior and health, theory and principles of health promotion, population health and development, healthcare financing and project management.


The Department’s research portfolio focuses on a variety of issues such as health systems management, pregnant mother to child transmission of  HIV/AIDS, social and behavioral determinants of health, social and psychological factors and processes in the etiology of disease and health related behavior; maternal and child health, use of information communication technologies in accessing and using health information; exogenous determinants of fertility and trade-off between high fertility and education. Staff have also been involved in conducting assessments and evaluation of Leadership-Management-Governance (LMG) in the country and regionally in collaboration with the Ministry of Health


Previous and ongoing collaborations by faculty members include: monitoring and evaluation grant with Tulane for capacity building, Africa Hub collaboration on health systems research training under the regional Health Alliance of schools of public health in East and Central Africa. Staff in the Department have also been involved in initiating the pilot health systems management training nationally (Ministry of Health) and regionally in collaboration with WHO, JICA and AMREF Health Africa. The Department participated in the collaborative project funded by CNHR to set up Centers of excellence in health systems management: GLUK, APHRC, CHAK, Ministry of Health, NCK and Moi University which provided computers to SPH, Kitale and Alupe campuses. Departmental staff are collaborating with the College of Health Sciences in implementing the health systems research chair program awarded to Moi University by NACOSTI on maternal and neonatal mortali




Prof. Mabel Nangami

Associate Professor & Dean School of Public Health

PhD. North Carolina USA (1997)

M.A. (UoN) (1986)

B.A. (Economics) (UoN) (1983)

MRC/WELCOME Trust funded project “How to Improve Access to healthcare for cross border communities in East Africa by Prof. Fred Ssengoba (PI); CO-PIs – Prof. M. Nangami (Kenya),

November 2014 - 2019

University Research Chair on Health Systems Research awarded to Prof. Fabian Esamai, at Moi University. Position: Mabel Nangami - Deputy Project Leader and co-investigator

Project title: A System Approach to Improving Maternal and Child Health Care Delivery in Kenya: Innovations at Community Level and Primary Care Facilities – Grant from NACOSTI and IDRC worth Kshs. 100 million.

Africa Hub project lead by Makerere School of public Health– Building capacity for health systems research in schools of public health in East and Central Africa. Collaborative project involving 7 Schools of Public Health in 6 countries (Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Ethiopia, DRC Congo). Focal Person for Moi University, Eldoret – Prof. Mabel Nangami


Dr. Simon K. Ruttoh

Senior Lecturer  

Jigger Infestation Among Rural Households In Kituro Village, Kenya. An Inquiry into the Relationship Between Utilization of Mosquito Nets and Knowledge Attitude and Behavior Among Rural Household in Londiani Sub County Kericho, Kenya.


Dr.Lucy Kiyiapi



PhD Australia Catholic University(2008)

M.A. (Toronto) (1994)

BTh/ Counseling (Toronto) (1986)

Social and Behavioral Determinants of Health,   The Integration of Psychological Approaches to Spiritual Care of Patients, The Acceptability of Cloth Sanitary Pads in Slums; Uasin Gishu County Kenya

Dr.Serah Odini


PhD Library & Information Studies (Moi) (2009)

Masters – Library Studies (Krasnudar University) (1983)

Use of Information in Health Management, Health Management Systems and E- Health Management in Health Service Delivery.  
5. Ms.Jackline C. Sitienei Lecturer MPH – University of New South Wales Sydney (2004) MSc (Baraton University) (1994) MIRE(STD) PhD Candidate. Health Systems Research, Health Systems Performance and Primary Health Care,   Research Ethics
6. Dr.Faith Yego Lecturer

PhD Gender and Health: University of Newcastle Australia 2014

Msc Tui, USA, Bsc, Liberty

Maternal and Child Health, Health System research and Climate Change and Food Security and Innovations in Health Care, Project Management

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