Health cabinet secretary unveils KMTC strategic plan

The Cabinet Secretary for Health, Nakhumicha S. Wafula, unveiled the Kenya Medical Training College [KMTC] 2023-2028 Strategic Plan in a colourful ceremony at the institution’s headquarters in Nairobi.

At the event, the CS emphasized the importance of implementing the plan, which aims to ensure that the College fulfills its role in realizing Universal Health Coverage, Sustainable Development Goals, and Vision 2030 in line with health service delivery and national health outcomes.

“I note with appreciation that KMTC has been making great strides in the field of healthcare service delivery,” said Nakhumicha. “The Strategic Plan, which is heavily anchored on the community health approach, is key in the achievement of our country’s Universal Health Coverage goals.”

The CS was flanked by various stakeholders in the health sector and underscored the government’s commitment to supporting the institution’s agenda to establish a robust framework for quality training, forming the basis of a strong healthcare system.

“I am aware of the strategic role that KMTC plays in contributing to the achievement of the nation’s development agenda and aspirations. Towards this, the Ministry of Health has harmonized and is implementing several policy reforms and programs in the health sector,” added Nakhumicha.

KMTC Chief Executive Officer Dr. Kelly Oluoch reiterated the mission by the College to extend strategic collaborations and facilitate the expansion of current campuses from 65 to 74, with 12 satellites.

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“Our mission is clear – to develop fit-for-purpose middle-level health professionals through transformative training, cutting-edge research, and impactful consultancy services,” said Oluoch.

Health Committee Members of Parliament led by Webuye East representative Martin Wanyonyi and his Mwea counterpart Mary Maingi affirmed their support towards the actualization of KMTC policies through the passage of budget related to the tertiary institution.

The Plan is aligned with the Constitution of Kenya, Vision 2030, the KMTC Act of 1990, Public Health Act Cap 254, Food, Drug and Chemical Substance Act Cap 254, Pharmacy and Poisons Board Act Cap 244, all labor laws, the health sector goals, and all other relevant enabling instruments and policies that support the health training of professionals in Kenya.

The event also saw the launch of the book titled ‘Journey to Greatness’ and was attended by other prominent figures in the health sector, including Principal Secretary in the State Department for Public Health and Professional Standards Mary Muthoni Muriuki, KMTC Board Chairman Joseah Kiplangat Cheruiyot, and Nursing Council of Kenya Registrar Dr. Edna Tallam.