To create a functional, globally competitive & research-focused University which is not just an Ivory Tower, but responsive to the needs of the society, while delivering World-class education and Knowledge.
To place the University of Nigeria in the forefront of Research and development, Innovation, Knowledge Transfer and Human Resource Development in the global academic terrain, while promoting the core values which will ensure the restoration of the dignity of man.
In line with its mandate of providing quality training in Public Health, and in response to the pressing need that exists to expand the human resource capacity to meet the practical public health challenges in Nigeria and in other developing countries of the world, the Institute of Public Health (IoPH), College of Medicine, University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus has established a postgraduate degree programme in Public Health. The training and research provided by the IoPH is built on the philosophy of broadening and deepening the capacity of trainees, researchers and professionals for influencing decision making regarding policies and practices that advance public health using scientific knowledge, analysis and communication of evidence. Such individuals should be able to contribute positively to improving population health locally and globally.
The objectives of the programmes are to:
1. Develop creative and independent investigators with in-depth knowledge of public health who can contribute effectively to improving disease prevention and health outcomes at individual, community and population levels
2. Develop creative and independent investigators who will be able to collaborate effectively with bench and applied scientists to improve disease prevention and treatment at both the individual and population levels in order to improve overall health outcomes of populations.
3. Develop competent, responsive and productive health systems and policy analysts and advocates that will contribute to the development, management and evaluation of international, national and local health policies, programmes and organizational practices in order to improve health systems
4. Provide students with a good understanding of the principal theories, methods and interventions used in health promotion and communication and interaction between the environment and health, and health risks in occupational and non-occupational environments
5. Produce graduates that can identify and analyze ethical, social and legal controversies consequent on biomedical practice and research and have skills to state a clear position on a moral issue.
To ensure that the objectives of the IOPH are effectively achieved, the institutes seeks to establish and sustain partnerships with a growing number of organizations including the National Primary Health Care Development Agency; Institute of Child Health, UNTH; Department of Public Health, State Ministries of Health; National Arbovirus institute, Enugu; State Primary Health Care Units and Board; Representatives; Non-governmental and development agencies; Civil Society Coalition; Women’s Organisations, Department of Public Health of State Ministries of Health in southeast Nigeria; Health Reform foundation of Nigeria (HERFON); Federal Ministry of Health; NAFDAC; NHIS; NIMR; Faculty of Public Health Ibadan; Institute of Public Health OAU, Ife; University of Western Cape, South Africa; KEMRI Wellcome Trust Kenya; London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine; Indian Institute of Technology Madras, School of Public Health, University of Ghana, School of Public Health, Makarere University Uganda.