2023 Global Golisano Health Leadership Award Recipient: Kenya Medical Training College
The Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC), founded in 1927, is a leading East African medical institution, training 85% of Kenya's healthcare workforce across 44 campuses. Through a decade-long partnership with Special Olympics (SO) Kenya, KMTC integrates intellectual disability training for students, mid-level specialists and doctors, providing a multi-disciplinary approach. Students gain clinical experience at Special Olympics Healthy Athletes screenings, with KMTC also transporting them to rural areas where athletes with intellectual disabilities are otherwise hard to reach. In 2022, KMTC volunteers screened over 2,000 athletes. SO Kenya aims to train the 10,000+ annual KMTC graduates to serve individuals with intellectual disabilities, expanding access to comprehensive healthcare in remote regions and ensuring a health workforce that is geared to deliver quality, inclusive care.