KMTC partners with NYS to equip 2000 service men and women with medical skills
The Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC) through the Ministry of Health has partnered with the National Youth Service (NYS) and other partners to train 2000 Community Health Volunteers from among the NYS service men and women.
The 2000, who are among the over 10,000 service men and women who graduated in a passing out parade presided over by H.E. President Uhuru Kenyatta in Gilgil, Nakuru County on 6th December, 2019, have undergone training in community health, a short course under the KMTC Health Promotion and Community Development department. The training was conducted at the NYS training Institute in Naivasha.
The President hailed the initiative to equip the NYS recruits with medical skills as one that would help the Government in the achievement of Universal Health Coverage goal. H.E. Uhuru Kenyatta urged the College to scale up the training to include all NYS recuits towards this end.
Representing the College were KMTC Board Chairman Prof. Philip Kaloki and Board Director Mr. Mithamo Muchiri. Other notable guests during the event included CS Public Service, Youth and Gender Hon. Margaret Kobia, Director General NYS Ms. Matilda Sakwa and AMREF CEO Dr. Githinji Gitahi among others.