ENHANCING HEALTH

KMTC, Lake Victoria Campus to celebrate cultural activities

In Summary

•The cultural event is aimed at promoting good cultural practices that enhance proper health among students and the community.

•Students will showcase a variety of their cultural heritage; ranging from songs and dances, food and costumes.

Kenya Medical Training College, Lake Victoria Campus Principal Catherine Omasaja
Image: MAURICE ALAL

Kenya Medical Training College, Lake Victoria Campus in Kisumu will today celebrate cultural activities that promote good practices to enhance health among communities.

The annual cultural fete allows students to showcase a variety of their cultural heritage; ranging from songs and dances, food and costumes.

The ceremony themed “Cultural diversity in healthcare” will be presided over by Kisumu Central MP Fred Ouda. The KMTC board of directors led by chairman Philip Kaloki will attend.

The Campus Principal, Catherine Omasaja, said the cultural event is aimed at promoting good cultural practices that enhance proper health among students and the community.

It also educates stakeholders on the impact of bad cultural activities such as wife inheritance and female circumcision which affects the health of an individual.

Omasaja noted the importance of culture saying it affects how people from various communities in Kenya think, believe, dress and health-seeking behaviour which should be harnessed.

“In our institution, we are committed to equipping our students with cultural knowledge to be able to educate the community on good cultural practices and doing away with bad cultural activities,” Omasaja said.

The campus has 500 students in nursing, medical engineering, environmental health sciences, and medical laboratory health sciences departments.

Last year’s edition themed “Different cultural practices that enhance health” was held in October. The eight groups of students from various communities, she said, will present dishes, songs, and dances during the ceremony.

KMTC board of directors will also donate and unveil a school bus during a special prayer. Omasaja said the bus will help students in accessing clinical areas as well as extra-curriculum activities.