KMTC partners with Beyond Zero to change lives.
KMTC Nairobi, Mathare and Karen Campuses have
partnered with the First Lady’s Beyond Zero Foundation to offer a wide range of
specialized free healthcare services during the ongoing Beyond Zero Medical
Safari at Uhuru Park in Nairobi.
The services include: screening for cervical, breast and prostate cancer, checkup for heart disease, eye care clinic for the elderly, oral health screening among others. KMTC staff and students from the three Campuses provided support in every stand by taking blood pressure, testing eyesight, giving health talks among others, in addition to serving members of the public, who flocked to the event, at the KMTC stand.
The free medical camp event which kicked off on 22nd January, 2019, is scheduled to run up to Friday 24th January, 2020.
During the official launch of the event on 23rd January, 2020, H.E Margaret Kenyatta visited the KMTC stand where CEO Prof. Michael Kiptoo led staff and students in showcasing the various courses offered by the College as well as KMTC’s place in enhancing health care towards Universal Health Coverage.
“I thank our partners for providing medical attention & check-ups for a variety of ailments associated with Non- Communicable Diseases especially Cancer,” the First Lady said.
She noted that Kenya has made significant strides in acceleration of the World Health Organization (WHO) targets for the elimination of Mother to Child transmission of HIV and syphilis, as a result of concerted efforts and synergy from key stakeholders.
On her part, Health CS Sicily Kariuki affirmed the Ministry of Health would continue to place emphasis on the Primary Health care approach as the main driver of UHC. As a result, she said, “we’ll take more time to strengthen systems of the lower facilities even as we look at the higher level facilities.”
The medical camp, the fifth to be held as part of the medical safaris organized by the First Lady’s Beyond Zero Initiative, offers an array of free medical services to thousands of needy Kenyans.
The Medical Safaris are at the core of the First Lady’s Beyond Zero second strategic framework, which runs from 2018 to 2022.
The strategy is anchored on the principle of “leaving no one behind” executed through a lifecycle approach targeting pregnant women and newborns, infants and children, adolescents and young people, men, older persons and persons with disabilities.
The wider objective of the medical safaris is to contribute towards the achievement of Universal Healthcare Coverage, one of the pillars of the government’s Big 4 Agenda.
So far Beyond Zero Medical Safari camps have been held in Narok, Kisumu, West Pokot and Nyandarua Counties.