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Partner Spotlight: Kisumu Medical and Education Trust

Posted by on Jan 22, 2014 in Partners, Recent News | 0 comments

On Friday, January 17th, 2014, Sagam Community Hospital (SCH) paid a visit to one of its strategic partners, the Kisumu Medical and Education Trust (KMET), in Kisumu. KMET has been in operation since 1995 and seeks to promote quality health and education services across Kenya. SCH spoke with Mr. Sam Owoko (pictured), the Programs Manager at KMET about its work as well as its partnership with the hospital. He provided insight on some of its projects at KMET such as the APHIAplus Health Communication and Marketing (HCM) program (click here for more information) and the Sisterhood for Change (SFC) program (click here for more information), which serves to empower young women in the region. For more information on KMET, please visit their website. SCH would like to thank Mr. Owoko and the rest of the staff at KMET for meeting with us. More information on KMET’s partnership with SCH will be available soon on the SCH website....

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Posted by on Jan 21, 2014 in BENSON SEWE OTIENO, Events, Recent News | 0 comments

Massachusetts General Hospital faculty are working closely with faculty from Maseno University Medical School and Sagam Community Hospital to carefully implement a task shifting, bounded pilot program at 4 institutions with operating theatres but no anesthetist services: Sagam, Maseno Mission, Coptic Mission, and Yala Sub-District hospitals. The innovation is quite simply a tightly bounded, best-evidence package on the use of ketamine for painful procedures and emergency cesarean section, built upon the WHO approach to safe surgery Sagam Community Hospital led its second Ketamine for Painful Procedures and Emergency Cesarean Section: An Every Second Matters for Mothers and Babies Innovation between January 13th – 16th 2014. It was led by Dr. Walter Obita and Sagam CO Stella Odenyo, with other trainers coming from Maseno Mission Hospital and Yala Sub District Hospital. Five participants from Coptic Mission, Sagam Hospital, and Yala Sub District Hospital were trained on how to administer ketamine, a low cost and safe dissociative agent for emergency Cesarean sections and painful procedures. They were also taught on Helping Babies Breathe.                  This training will allow the participating hospitals to conduct painful procedures as well as lifesaving cesarean sections when an anesthetist is unavailable. They did 6 successful cases together during the training and will continue to work as a team to provide ketamine safely for painful procedures and emergency cesarean sections as well as practice lifesaving helping babies breathe immediately after...

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Posted by on Jan 17, 2014 in BENSON SEWE OTIENO, Recent News | 0 comments

Sagam Community Hospital is organizing a free surgical camp for women who have either vesico-vaginal fistulae, recto-vaginal fistulae or both. The surgical camp will be held at Sagam Community Hospital running from March 17th to March 28th 2014. The camp has been organized in collaboration with Massachusetts General Hospital and will have gynaecologists and anaesthetists coming to operate. The camp will be supported by the participation of Professor Serigne Gueye, who will be teaching and conducting the surgeries. Professor Gueye is from Dakar, Senegal, and is recognized globally as an expert in obstetric fistula and a leader in the International Society of Fistula surgeons (ISOFS). We kindly invite the public to take part in this camp as well as urging you to send us all the patients you may come across with these conditions for screening at our hospital before the above dates in order to plan for their surgeries. Please join us in spreading this news to all the staff and populace in your areas and beyond to have as many people affected benefit from this camp. Your cooperation and assistance to make this camp a success will be highly...

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