Nairobi — The federal government has ordered that every one morticians be registered and licensed by the top of the month.
In line with the Kenya Well being Professions Oversight Authority (KHPOA), this can guarantee a excessive customary of professionalism is maintained within the sector.
A consultant of the AuthorityDominic Wambua acknowledged that “to be registered it’s essential to have undergone thorough coaching from acknowledged well being establishments,” mentioned Dominic Wambua, a consultant from KHPOA.
The authority has been mapping and registering morticians since final 12 months and about 500 morticians have up to now acquired formal coaching.
KHPOA has been working carefully with the Morticians and Allied Professionals Affiliation of Kenya (MAPAKe) to make sure all morticians are skilled and registered as well being professionals.
KHPOA, MAPAKe and The Nairobi Girls’s Hospital got here collectively as we speak to commemorate the World Mortician Recognition Day which is widely known each eleventh of March.
That is the primary time in Kenya that such an occasion has been held with this 12 months’s theme being “The Final Responders”.
In the intervening time, there are solely certificates programmes for instructing and coaching morticians at completely different coaching establishments.
MAPAKe partnered with two public universities late final 12 months to roll out diploma programmes for morticians within the nation.
The variety of establishments planning to supply diploma programs for morticians has since elevated.
“We’ve completed a revision of the curriculum and we are going to quickly supply diploma programs for morticians,” mentioned a consultant from Nanyuki Instructing and Referral Hospital.
MAPAKe says that by means of the registering and licensing of morticians there may be hope to wash the picture of morticians and in the long term weed out quacks who proceed to taint the picture of their occupation.
“We’re out right here to place up a occupation that has been verified and so we don’t want folks with faux papers within the discipline,” mentioned MAPAKe.