The mission of the Jackson Clinics Foundation, Inc is to help improve the standard of clinical practice within Ethiopia and Kenya for better delivery of consistent, high-quality physical therapy care to their communities. We seek to graduate advanced practitioners who can lead their communities and their local profession in the advancement of clinical care and education.
Ethiopia is one of the poorest nations on earth. With a population of over 85 million people there are fewer than 2000 physicians and less than 200 physical therapists with bachelor’s level degrees. These physical therapists are in need of advanced education.
In September of 2012 The Jackson Clinics Foundation launched an Orthopedic Manual Therapy Program in Kenya. This is a partnership between our Foundation and the Kenya Medical Training College in Nairobi. Since inception we have sent over 80 volunteer doctors of physical therapy to Kenya doing two week rotations each teaching either didactic education in the classroom or providing clinical mentoring of our students.