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Photos of the Week: Ketamine Training Comes to a Close

Posted by on Jan 30, 2015 in Recent News | 0 comments

Today marks the completion of the fourth ketamine training held at SCH. A big thanks to Ketamine Champions, Mr. Javan Imbamba and Ms. Stella Odenyo, training participants, and SCH staff for a successful week! We look forward to working with the freshly trained Ketamine providers from Siaya County Hospital and Nightingale Medical Centre and congratulate Ms. Irene Kemunto (Nightingale) and Ms. Lydia Muhanji Were (Siaya) who have been selected as Ketamine Champions in their respective institutions. We would also like to thank Ms. Jane Rading, the matron at Nightingale Medical Centre, for visiting SCH and observing the training....

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SCH Holds Ketamine Training

Posted by on Jan 27, 2015 in Events, Partners, Recent News | 0 comments

Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) faculty are working closely with Sagam Community Hospital (SCH) to carefully implement a task shifting, bounded pilot program to promote the use of ketamine for painful procedures where an anaesthetist is not available. The current training (January 26 – 30, 2015) is hosting 8 participants from 2 program sites, namely, Siaya County Hospital (Siaya Town) and Nightingale Medical Centre (Kisumu City). This training is being conducted by Mr. Javan Imbamba (Clinical Officer, Maseno Mission Hospital) and Ms. Stella Odenyo (Clinical Officer, Sagam Community Hospital), who were trained during the last Ketamine training held in SCH on December 2014 and are serving as Ketamine champions in their respective institutions (which also serve as program sites). In addition, Dr. Kevin Schwartz (visiting from MGH), as well as Dr. Karla Fredricks (MGH Fellow in Paediatrics) are serving as faculty in new born resuscitation. There are 15 minor procedures booked during the Ketamine training and include LEEPs, tubal ligations, a galactocoele resection, repair of a labial tear and removal of a retained IUD. In addition, the participants took part in an emergency cesarian section today which also required a real-time resuscitation of a new born. This practical experience, coupled with the theoretical support, is an important step is promoting the use of Ketamine and an important intervention in the administration of surgical procedures where there is no anaesthetist...

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NCCK Returns to SCH

Posted by on Jan 19, 2015 in Events, Recent News | 0 comments

SCH welcomed a return visit from the National Council of Churches of Kenya (NCCK) to learn more about our services and facilities. This was in addition to a recent visit from the NCCK General Secretary, Rev. Peter Karanja in December 2014. During this visit, the NCCK was represented by Mr. Gilbert Wanjohi, Mr. Zaka Gaya (from NCCK Nyanza), Mr. Nelson Makanda, Mr. Papoi Gregory, Mr. Wasien Stanley and Mr. Oliver Kisaka. SCH looks forward to strengthening our relationship towards a shared commitment towards ensuring the delivery of quality and accessible healthcare in...

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David Barash of the GE Foundation Visits SCH

Posted by on Jan 19, 2015 in Events, Partners, Recent News | 0 comments

On Thursday, January 15, 2015, David Barash, the Chief Medical Officer & Executive Director, Global Health for the GE Foundation, visited Sagam Community Hospital (SCH). He toured the facilities including the current construction of the new emergency wing. During his visit, he was also able to observer the biomedical training currently ongoing at SCH that is being facilitated by Mr. Mark Heydenburg of IMEC America. He was accompanied by Dr. Bernard Olayo and Dr. Kennedy Onyango. SCH appreciates his visit and looks forward to building a partnership towards strengthening healthcare in the region....

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