MASTER OF MEDICINE IN PLASTIC, RECONSTRUCTIVE AND AESTHETIC SURGERY

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INTRODUCTION    

Plastic Reconstructive and aesthetic surgery deals with replacement of lost body tissues, deformities resulting from trauma, radical surgery, inborn malformations and improvement of physical cosmetic appearance of an individual. Currently there is one plastic surgeon to six million Kenyans while the recommendation WHO ratio is 1:100,000.

There is therefore an urgent need to institute a training programme for plastic surgeons locally to address this shortfall in order to guarantee the Kenyan constitutional right of access to free emergency medical treatment.  The World Health Organisation Geneva Convention on the Rights of the Child to prompt alleviation and treatment of correctible congenital and acquired disabilities, and provision of an environment conducive to future optimum physical and mental development.

This curriculum is in keeping with the strategic objectives of the Department of Surgery and the 2012 Strategic Objective of the Ministry of health seeks to address existing gaps in healthcare provision and training of trainers for Kenya and the larger Eastern African region

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