The Environmental Health Personnel are the technical and practical health workers who are trained to manage the environmental health problems in both rural and urban communities in Tanzania. They are therefore trained on how to educate and mobilize the communities in the prevention and control of communicable and non-communicable diseases through improvement of environmental sanitation, water supply, food hygiene, vector control, building and housing, nutrition, immunization, management, organization, health system research and planning for health activities, among many others.
The Government of Tanzania established Kagemu school of Environmental Health Sciences (KSHES) in 1990. The school took over the buildings and all infrastructures that were used by Rural Medical Aid School, which was closed by the Government. The school was offering certificate in Environmental Science until 2005 when started to diploma in the same cadre. Currently the school is offering two programmes, i.e. the Diploma and Technician Certificate in Environmental Health Sciences. The diploma course is of three years training program for both in-service and pre-service students and the certificate is of two-year i.e. NTA level four (4) to Level five (5). The school is owned by the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MoHCDGEC). The School has good learning Environment and is furnished with adequate infrastructures including, classrooms, student hostel, recreational facilities, library facilities, skills lab and computer lab.