When we look at the health care training, we find that in 2015 about 525,000 students sat for their end-of-secondary school examination (KCSE). The number of secondary school graduates is expected to grow to 18 million by 2030. But less than 50% of high school-aged youth are currently in school, and only two percent continue on to higher education. This is a product of insufficient facilities and teachers, coupled with the high costs of education and inadequate supply of student loans. In higher levels of education, most students are learning theoretical knowledge, not the practical skills demanded by industry. On top of that; rural and disadvantage areas don’t have sufficient opportunities to train in health. There is a need to establish more Medical Training Colleges in these areas. For example; there is only one governmental Medical Training college in the Coast province. This Medical training college is only teaching in Nursing and Medical Engineering.
That’s why CHPF has set clear results on achieving improvement in health training.
We want to create opportunities for students from poor backgrounds to enable them to pay school fees for healthcare training through student loans and bursaries. We also want to increase the availability of healthcare training in rural and otherwise disadvantaged areas. At the end of the day, our aim is to deliver professional, highly competent youngsters who are able to deliver high quality of healthcare service after completing training. And we want to create opportunities for continuing professional development of health care workers (lifelong learning).