KMTC to deal with effects of addiction caused by drugs and substance abuse following the development of a curriculum by introducing a new course
KMTC has developed the curriculum for the new course – addiction management – in partnership with the Ministry of Health to respond to the challenges posed by drug addiction in the country.
Thehigher diploma program will take two years and will begin in March 2017.
It intends to introduce the course in all its campuses with the help of county governments.
The course will be offered online and in the evening to facilitate trainees already in employment.
Director of Mental Health at the Ministry of Health Dr. Simon Njuguna commended the college for introducing the course, saying it will go a long way in ending the stigma against mental health patients in the country.
A week-long stakeholders’ workshop was held at KMTC Machakos between 16th and 20th January to fine tune the curriculum.
Stakeholders at the workshop included Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital, KMTC Mathare, and NACADA. Other institutions were: Ministry of Health, Recovery Options, Kajiado, Asumbi Rehabilitation Centre and Kirinyaga University.