Kenya set to host health professionals conference next week

Kenya is due to host the inaugural international conference on reviewing and harmonizing the curriculum and training of health professionals next week.

the conference which will be held from Monday to Wednesday will be officially opened by President Uhuru Kenyatta and will bring together delegates from over 99 countries.

The announcement was made by the Cabinet Secretary for Health, Senator Mutahi Kagwe, on Tuesday during the launch of the English language training program at the Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC) in Nairobi.

The conference will bring together professional trainers from the private sector, faith-based organizations, the Kenyan government and regional governments to address the future workforce in the health sector.

This will be an opportunity for stakeholders to provide information on the harmonization of curriculum and training of health professionals, in the face of the rapidly changing health needs of countries and regions, and to build capacity health professionals to support the universal health coverage agenda.

Keynote speakers will attend the conference in person at the Sarova White Sands Hotel in Mombasa County while other participants will attend virtually in accordance with COVID-19 health protocols.

Local, regional and international companies, medical institutions, trainers and providers will also have the opportunity to showcase their work at exhibition stands during the conference.

“The conference is a major step towards health care reforms aimed at building hard and soft skills and will improve the global competitiveness and future employment readiness of healthcare professionals,” Kagwe said. .

The conference provides an opportunity to focus on ways to optimize the healthcare workforce, improve governance in executive recognition, service programs and scope of practice for better staff management and retention, as well than to formulate regulatory frameworks.

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