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ABOUT THE SCHOOL

The School of Community Health Sciences originated from the Community Health Training School which was run by the Ministry of Health and Sanitation. By the University’s Act, this school was transferred from the MOHS to Njala University in 2005. Thereafter, Njala changed the name to Community Health Sciences, as there was an intention to introduce many health programmes, and with the ultimate aim of starting a medical school as stipulated in the Act.

The School was born from two earlier institutions, the School of Hygiene and the Paramedical School; where Environmental Health Officers (EHOs) and Community Health Officers (CHOs) were trained.

The above two schools are now departments: department of environmental health sciences and department of community health and clinical studies respectively.

A third department has been created since 2007, the department of nursing.

Meanwhile, a fourth department or institute of research was approved by both Senate and Court but it is yet to start.

 

DEPARTMENTS

  • Department of Environmental Health Sciences
  • Department of Community Health and Clinical Studies
  • Department of nursing

 

PROGRAMS OF SCHOOL

DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY HEALTH AND CLINICAL STUDIES

  • BSc. (Hons.) in Community Health and Clinical Sciences

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Candidates may be admitted into levels 200 and 300 of the programme provided they have the following qualifications:      

  1. Holders of Higher Diploma in Community Health and Clinical Sciences with a minimum of 3 years post qualification working experience.
  2. Holders of University first degrees in recognized health science disciplines notably Nursing, Medical Laboratory Sciences, Pharmacy and Environmental Health.
  3. Must have Five (5) credit passes in not more than two sittings in WASSC, SSCE, GCE, or its equivalent in the following subjects: English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology or Health Sciences and any of Physics, Geography and Economics.
  • Higher Diploma in Ophthalmic for Community Health Officers (OCHO)

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Candidates eligible for this course must be:

  • Holders of Community Health Officer (CHO) Certificate/Higher Diploma
  • Already employed by the MoHS for at least two years
  •  35 years of age or below
  • Candidates must pass an interview.
  • Higher Diploma in Community Health and Clinical Studies (CHO)

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Students admitted to the programme should have FIVE credits or better in  GCE ‘O’ level or WASCE in Biology or Health Science, Mathematics or Chemistry or Physics and any other TWO subjects, in not more than two sittings. 

  • Diploma in Community Health and clinical Studies

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • Trained MCH Aids and EDCU Assistants with 3 GCE ‘O’ level or WASCE and more than three years of working experience, may be admitted.
  • Students admitted to the programme should have Students with FOUR credits or better in GCE ‘O’ level or WASCE in Biology or Health Science, Mathematics or Chemistry or Physics and any other ONE subject- in not more than two sittings may be admitted.

 

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SCIENCES/ PUBLIC HEALTH

  • B. Sc. Hons. Public Health
  • Higher Diploma in Public Health

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Candidates wishing to be enrolled/ admitted into the B. Sc. Hons/General and Higher Diploma in Public Health Programmes must fulfil the following departmental requirements:

  1. Candidates must have five credits including English Language. Three of these five credits must be in Chemistry, Biology or Health Science and Mathematics or Physics. These three core subjects put together, candidates must have an aggregate of 15 or better.
  2. Candidates applying for Higher Diploma in Public Health must have four credits including English. Two of which must be core sciences (Chemistry, Biology or Heath Science, Mathematics or Physics.
  3. Candidates that have completed the Higher Diploma Programme in Public Health and wishing to be enrolled into the Degree programme must have five credits including English as in (i) above. Candidates with a Final Grade Point average of 3.5 or better in Higher Diploma in Public Health will be admitted directly into second year of the Degree programme.
  4. Candidates with higher diplomas that are not Public Health related but fulfilled the Departmental requirements for the degree programme can only be admitted into the first year of the degree programme.

NO

Name

Gender

Qualification(s)

Year of Appointment

Current Position

1

Dr Ansumana R. Konuwa

M

PhD, MSc, BA,

2014

Lecturer I

2

Sahr James

M

M.ED, FWACN, SRN, DCM&H, CTCM&H (RNT)(PhD Candidate)

2007

Lecturer II

3

Fatmata Gegbe

M

MPH, FWACN, SRN, SCM, DIP (RNT) (PhD Candidate)

2010

Lecturer I

4

Angella M. George

F

MPH, B.Sc Hons. SECHN (PhD Candidate)

2014

Lecturer II

5

Daphne Cummings-Ray(Previously Kaikai)

F

MN, BSN, B.Sc. RN, Dip Ed. (PhD Candidate)

2015

Lecturer I(Ag. Head)

6

Lawrence S. Babawo

M

MPH, FWACN, B. ED, B.SC. Nursing, H.T.C (PhD Candidate)

2009

Lecturer I

7

Edwin Smart Johnny

M

B.Sc.  M.Sc. (Mental Health Nursing)

2019

Lecturer II

8

Jattu Bernadette Sellu

F

SRN, SCM, CTCM&H, DCM&H, B.SC. Hons. FWACN, MPH

2019

Lecturer II

9

Edwin Justus Jombla

F

SRN, B.SC. Hons. , FWACN, MPH

2019

Lecturer II

10

Mary Joseph

F

SRN, SCM, DNED(RNT), BSC. Nursing

2018

Nurse Educator(MOHS)

11

Isata Bayoh

F

SRN, SCM, DNED(RNT), B.SC. Nursing

2018

Nurse Educator(MOHS)

12

Patricia Mokuwa

F

SRN, SCM, CTCM&H, DCM&H, DNEd (RMT), B.SC. M.Ed

2019

Associate Lecturer(SECHN-SRN)

13

Ann Marie Rhoda

F

SRN, SCM, DNEd (RMT) BSc, MED

2019

Associate Lecturer(SECHN-SRN)

14

Emmanuel Komeh

M

SRN, Nurse ANAESTHETIST, DNED(RNT)

2019

Associate Lecturer(SECHN-SRN)

15

Prof. Nimatu Kamara

F

PhD, MSN, RN

2019

Adjunct Professor

(PENDING)

16

Emmanuel S. Nyuma

M

SECHN, SRN, B.SC. Nursing

2020

Clinical Instructor  (MOHS)

17

Edmond Junisa Sellu

M

SRN, Nurse Anaesthetist, B.Sc. Nursing

2020

Clinical Instructor  (MOHS)

18

Janet Bockarie

F

B.SC. (Mental Health Nursing), M.Sc. Advanced Nursing Practice

2019

Associate Lecturer(SECHN-SRN)

19

Nancy Bayoh

F

SRN, SCM DNEd(RMT)

2006

Lecturer I

 

DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY HEALTH AND CLINICAL STUDIES

No

Name

Qualification(s)

Year of Appointment

Current Position

1

Dr Rashid Ansumana

B.Sc. Edu (Bio), M.Sc. PhD (Tropical Medicine) & Certificates

2007

Senior Lecturer, Ag. Dean

2

Dr Andrew T. Muana

B.Sc. MD

2008

Lecturer I

3

Dr Sibongile Chikombore

MD, MPH

2019

Lecturer I

(appointed, but yet to start work)

4

Dr Sao Amara

M.B, ChB

2019

Associate Lecturer

(teaching awaiting appointment)

5

Dr. Peter M. George

M.B, ChB,

2013

Associate Lecturer

6

Dr Abu Biaboko Minah

MD, MPH

2019

Associate Lecturer

7

Ahmed Vandi

CHO, PGD, M.Sc. (Int. Health), PhD Candidate

2005

Lecturer I,

8

Abu A. Conteh

MCH, DIP

2006

Associate Lecturer

 (Chief CHO)

9

Exton M. Zoker

HD, CHO, MPH, PhD Candidate

2008

Lecturer I

10

Moriba Sama

HD, CHO, SECHN

2016

CHO In-charge Teaching Health Centre,

Kowama

11

Mrs Elizabeth T. Bangura

Dip. CHO, MPH

 2005

Lecturer 1

12

Alpha S. Swarray

B.SC. Ed. Bio. M.Sc.

2008

Associate Lecturer-

Laboratory Sciences

13

Ahmed Vandi

CHO, PGD, M.Sc.

2005

Lecturer I,

14

Mr Mohamed M. Kabba

CHO, DCH, MPH

2019

Lecturer II(Pending)

15

Samson Wagbae Jonjoe

CHO, HD

2007

CHO,

Njala University Clinic

16

Dr Suba Bayoh

MbChB

2019

Associate Lecturer

(teaching, awaiting appointment)

17

Dr Satta Kpagoi

MBChB, MPH, IPPC(Paediatrics)

2019

Associate Lecturer

 (awaiting appointment)

18

Dr T.T. Samba

MBChB, MPH (Phd Candidate)

2019

Associate Lecturer

(awaiting appointment) ( CMO, MOHS)

 

       

 

   

ADJUNCT PROFESSORS(UPDATED)

1

Jeffrey Percak

MD

2019

Adjunct Lecturer

(Internal Medicine/Infectious Diseases;

Tulane University)

2

Prof. Prabhat Jha

MD, DPhil

2019

Adjunct Professor

(Epidemiologist from Dalla Lana

School of Public Health,

University of Toronto, Canada)

3

Prof. Susannah Mayhew

PhD

2019

Adjunct Professor (Professor in Health Policy, Systems and Reproductive Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine)

4

Prof. Richard Kock

M.A. Vet. M.B. MRCVS, DVM

2019

Adjunct Professor (Professor Wildlife Health and Emerging Diseases, Department of Pathobiology and Population Sciences, Royal Veterinary College, UK)

5

Melissa Parker

DPhil

2019

Adjunct Professor (Professor of Medical Anthropology, London School of Hygiene nad Tropical Medicine)

6

Dr Lina Moses

PhD, MSPH

2019

Adjunct Professor (Assistant Professor, Department of Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences, Tulane
University, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.)

7

Moses Bockarie

PhD, FRCP, FRSTM&H

2019

Adjunct Professor (Professor of Tropical Health Sciences; Director of International Cooperation and Head of Africa Office European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) Cape Town, South Africa)
 
 

8

Dina Balabanova

MSc, PhD

2019

Adjunct Professor (Associate Professor in Health Systems & Policy in the Department of Global Health and Development, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine)

9

Johanna Hanefeld

M.Sc. PhD

2019

Adjunct Professor (Associate Professor in Health Policy and Systems Research, lead the LSHTM office in Berlin, Charite Centre of Global) 

 

PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT ACADEMIC STAFF

No.

Name

Qualification(s)

Year of Appointment

Current Position

1

AbuBakarr Steven Kamara

MPH, B.Sc. Ed.

2012

Lecturer 1/ Ag. H.O. D

2

Abdulai Brima

MPH, B.Sc. Hons., H.T.C.

2012

Lecturer 1

3

Alfred Y. Kargbou

MPH, M.CH, Dip.

2006

Lecturer I

4

Jia B. Kangbai

MPH, M.Sc. B.Sc. Ed

2009

Lecturer I

5

Augustine Bob Moseray

B.Sc. Hons, SECHN

2016

Instructor I

6

Dr Ansumana Sillah

PhD, MPH, RSPH, DIP

2010

Associate Lecturer

7

Joseph M. Lamin

MPH, B.Ss. Ed.

2019

Lecture II

8

Magainda Walters

B.Sc. Hons

2019

RTA(awaiting appointment)

9

Alusine Fofana

B.Sc. Hons. CHO, Dip

2019

RTA/Lab Tech

 

STAFF DEVELOPMENT

Some staff members are registered for higher degree programmes either as staff

candidates or are on study leave outside Sierra Leone to pursue their studies.

Department of Environmental Health

a)  Mr A.B.S. Kamara has enrolled for a PhD in Public Health at the School of

Community Health Sciences. Registration in 2019 and pre-field was done in December, 2019.

b)  Mr Jia Kangbai

He is registered at the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich, Germany to

pursue a PhD degree. He registered in 2016. His PhD is still pending.

c)  Mr Alfred Y. Kargbou is on a PhD programme at the School of Community

Health Sciences. His studies has not progressed.

Department of Community Health and Clinical Studies

Mr Ahmed Vandi of the Department of Community Health and Clinical Studies is expected to do a post-field for a split-site PhD in Medical Anthropology carried out at the School of Community Health Sciences and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicines. He is to do his post-field in 2020

Department of Nursing

  1. Ms Angella George has registered for a PhD in Public Health at the Njala University. She did her pre-field in December 2019.
  2. Mrs. Daphne Cummings-Ray(Previously Kaikai) has registered for a PhD in Public Health at the Njala University. She did her pre-field in December 2019.
  3. Mrs Fatmata Gegbe of the Nursing Department, has registered for a PhD in Public Health at the Njala University. She did her pre-field in December 2019.
  4. Mr Lawrence S. Babawo is expected to do a post-field for a split-site PhD in Medical Anthropology carried out at the School of Community Health Sciences and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicines. He is set to do his post field in 2020.