The government has awarded 400 candidates from poor backgrounds, full scholarships worth Sh234.2 million this year, to pursue their nursing studies at Kenya Medical Training Colleges (KMTC).
The scholarships granted by World Bank aims to address the shortage of health workers in the country, towards attainment of universal health coverage.
300 beneficiaries will come from twenty-one Arid and Semi-Arid Counties of Baringo, Elgeyo Marakwet, Garissa, Isiolo, Kajiado, Kilifi, Kitui, Kwale, Laikipia, Lamu, Lodwar, Mandera, Marsabit, Narok, Samburu, Taita-Taveta, Tana-River, Tharaka-Nithi, Turkana, Wajir and West-Pokot.
The remaining 100 slots will be shared among the other twenty-six Counties, as the government works on modalities to take more more candidates.
- Meanwhile… The National Malaria Control Programme will next month distribute 400,000 Insecticide Treated Mosquito Nets, in four Counties outside the traditional malaria endemic zone to fight Malaria.
Head of Malaria Control Programme, Dr Waqo Ejersa said the exercise will commence in August and end in September to prevent the transmission of malaria in areas where irrigation is practiced.
The campaign will specifically target Loima area in Turkana County, Marigat in Baringo County, Sololo and Moyale in Marsabit County and areas of Mwea East and West in Kirinyaga County.
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