Community Health Assistant
Education that recognizes everybody’s contribution, particularly in health, is a worthy education. Community health is one of them. Community Health Assistant course is in line with the government initiative to empower people at the grassroots to take charge of their health. With Universal Health Coverage (UHC) as a global agenda, no village, county or country should be left behind, come 2030 when the planned activity period lapses.
At NCMTC, we are at the forefront to ensure that the planned agenda is realized before time elapses. The main idea behind UHC is that – people need to be empowered to adopt healthy lifestyles. This means that people need to be taught about safe habits like personal hygiene, food nutrition, exercise and avoiding hazardous habits like smoking, alcoholism; and being able to sense when they are sick, so that they go for early checkup, to avoid going to hospital only when already very sick.
For those who like talking and socializing, and have a liking for medical work without dealing with very sick patients in the wards – this is the best course for you. For the more you can progress into community health, public health and community development the easier it is for you to venture into the health care sector.
It requires one to understand the peoples’ culture (social anthropology); peoples’ believes in relation to disease (medical anthropology); peoples’ believes and way of thinking (Social psychology); disease processes (health sciences) and behavior change communication. It’s very exciting and leads to a very fulfilling job, because it’s mostly about helping healthy people to remain healthy and the sick to seek medical attention early.
Do not hesitate to join this noble profession – Apply now
KCSE Mean Grade D- (Minus).
COURSE DURATION: 6 Months
Fees Certificate: Ksh 30,000/=