IGAD proposes nutrition training center at KMTC

The Intergovernmental Authority on Development-IGAD- has proposed the Kenya Medical Training College, Karen Campus to be the regional center of excellence on nutrition training.

This follows the proposed need to train more nutritionists in the health sector to manage increased cases of lifestyle diseases.

The Kenya Medical Training College, Karen Campus will be the regional center of excellence on nutrition training following an endorsement by IGAD.

KMTC Chief Executive Officer prof Michael kiptoo says over 1,700 students from KMTC are already undergoing the training in strides to manage increased cases of lifestyle diseases.

He said the government has completed all round expansion of infrastructural capacity at the KMTC school of nutrition to prevent more outbreaks of global health pandemics.

Meanwhile, The United States Agency for International Development-USAID-in Kenya has initiated a COVID-19 response project to fight malnutrition in Turkana.

Speaking at the cultural center in Lodwar during the launch of the project, chairman Darius Radcliffe said, the 9-million project dubbed Nawiri, is geared towards reducing levels of persistent acute malnutrition in arid and semi-arid lands in the county.

Turkana Governor, Josephat Nanok while lauding the move implore that those lacking food are most vulnerable during this pandemic period hence the project will go a long way in improving the situation.

At the same time, Safaricom Company donated equipment worth 1.5 million to the county to assist in the fight against COVID-19.

 

 

  

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