Mombasa Governor Launches Training Needs Assessment Report For Public Health Technicians At International Conference
Mombasa, Kenya, April 4, 2023
The first Public Health International Conference is currently underway in Mombasa, bringing together public health professionals from around the world to discuss sustainable public health approaches to health and the environment in the 21st century.
On the second day of the conference, the Mombasa Governor, Hon. Shariff Nassir, launched the Training Needs Assessment report for Public Health Technicians. The report identifies gaps in pre-service training and calls for competency-based programs and specialized sub-areas for professionals to enhance their capacity to tackle emerging public health challenges.
The report, which was conducted by a team of experts from the Ministry of Health, highlights the need for improved training and development of public health technicians in Kenya. Governor Nassir emphasized the importance of investing in the training of public health technicians to enhance their capacity to deliver quality health services to the population.
The launch of the Training Needs Assessment report for Public Health Technicians is a significant milestone in the efforts to strengthen the public health system in Kenya. The recommendations outlined in the report will inform the development of competency-based training programs and specialized sub-areas for professionals, which will go a long way in improving the quality of health services in the country.
The ongoing conference provides a unique platform for stakeholders to explore innovative solutions to the public health challenges facing the region. The call for improved training for public health technicians will undoubtedly be an important topic of discussion as the conference progresses.