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Community Outreach in Bar-Kalare

Posted by on Oct 23, 2015 in Recent News | 0 comments

On Wednesday, October 21st, community health workers from Sagam travelled to Bar-Kalare for a community outreach event. Around 15 from our hospital travelled to deliver HIV testing, vitamin-A supplements, deworming  medicine, cervical cancer screening, and long-term family planning assistance. The outreach took place at a local school and over 60 individuals from the community came to take advantage of our services. In all, 27 cervical cancer screenings were performed, 59 HIV tests were administered, and 21 contraceptive devices were implanted. Ms. Bertha Auma (CHV, far left) and Ms. Fridah Nerea (CHV, far right) registering individuals from the community Ms. Syprosa Obiero (CHV) with children in Bar-Kalare Mr. Geofrey Limbe (Peer Counselor) with children in Bar-Kalare Sagam does outreach two times per month to provide necessary services by going out into the community. One in-reach is also done per month, where community members come in to the hospital to receive essential...

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Life-Saving and Injury-Preventing: Spinal Board

Posted by on Oct 14, 2015 in Events, Recent News | 0 comments

At Sagam Community Hospital a new piece of medical equipment has arrived: a spinal board. A spinal board is designed to provide rigid support to patients who are suspected of having a spinal or limb injury. The main function is spinal immobilization to prevent aggravation to injuries, especially those injuries inflicting the spinal cord. Although a simple concept, the spinal board helps to save lives and prevent injury that compromises quality of life. Relevant medical equipment, such as the spinal board, is invaluable to our emergency medicine department. Having such equipment will help ensure our patients are given the best possible care, at Sagam Community Hospital and even before… Our spinal board can be used pre-hospitalization, as it is mobile and can be taken en-route to pick up emergency patients by ambulance; thus, facilitating safer, more effective care from the start. SCH is obtaining new and essential medical supplies constantly, to ensure quality of care for our patients and our community. As an aspect of Emergency and Family Medicine Residency Program, our hospital staff undergo a demanding simulation twice weekly. Nurses, clinical officers, medical officers, triage staff, and our residents participate in an interactive simulation, designed to prepare them for real-like emergency situations. This week the simulation topics focus on the training our team on spinal/limb injuries and the appropriate medical interventions, which include using our new spinal...

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Second Official Blood Drive

Posted by on Oct 7, 2015 in Recent News | 0 comments

On October 7th, Sagam Community Hospital hosted another blood drive thanks to the help of Kenyan National Blood Transfusion Center. Staff from Sagam who were unable to donate previously, as well as many other community volunteers, attended the drive to give blood.   Ms. Zena Anindo (CO) and Ms. Jerida Ondeyo (Front Office) donating blood Due to our very limited supply of blood in Sagam and in neighboring communities, these donations are absolutely essential contributions that will allow us to save many more lives. We are so proud of all who participated in the blood drive. Our hope is to continue hosting blood donation events and to encourage the community to join us in the future.   Staff from Kenyan National Blood Transfusion Center help volunteers prepare to donate...

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Post-Graduate Family and Emergency Medicine: Residents, Orientation

Posted by on Oct 2, 2015 in Recent News | 0 comments

On Thursday, September 29th, Sagam Community Hospital, Massachuessettes General Hospital, and Maseno University welcomed three students from South Sudan to the residencey program. This multi-facility, collaborative program began with orientation at Maseno University, where it began with warm welcomes from the Dean, Dr. Ouma, Dr. Oyono, and Dr. Magak. The residents were introduced to the university and the programme with included a tour and tea with the Dean. Afterwards, residents and staff returned to SCH for lunch and then the second part of the orientation commenced. The Chairman and Dr. Rogo gave opening remarks, then Dr. Priyanka Tulshian and Ms. Deborah Rogo (General Manager) took them through the manual with some additional words of wisdom from the matron and Dr. Ouma. The residents then received a full tour and introduction to SCH staff. The students  This years class is comprised of three students from South Sudan: First year residents spend the year rotating between inpatient medicine, outpatient care, emergency medicine, and night duty.  Formal and informal learning opportunities are created throughout the week, including journal club, case presentations, didactics, and ER simulations.   We look forward to the next four years with these...

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Ultrasound Training

Posted by on Oct 2, 2015 in Recent News | 0 comments

On Monday September 28, Dr. Hiren Patel (MGH Fellow) assisted with an Ultrasound training at CHAK Conference Center in Nairobi. Kenyan Nurses, COs, and MOs from many surrounding hospitals were introduced to Ultrasound machines and were able to practice and develop their skills with the help of Christian Health Association Kenya (CHAK), Rotary Australia World Community Service (RAWCS), and the Emergency Medicine Kenya Foundation. At the end of the training, each hospitals received an Ultrasound Machine, donated by RAWCS, that they were able to take back with them to their respective hospitals. In 6 months time, all trainees will convene again to reassess their skills and receive additional training in order to receive their certification in Ultrasound. Mr. Javan Imbamba (CO)and Mr. Augustine Ochula Otogo  (CO) came to represent Sagam Hospital and to bring to Sagam the knowledge that they gained from the training.   Dr. Hiren Patel (MGH Fellow) uses Ultrasound on Mr. Lance Shaull (MGH Coordinator) to demonstrate use of Ultrasound to trainees. Our hope is that this training will be of great use to our hospital as we move towards the betterment of maternal and child health and the health of our community. A big thanks to CHAK, RAWCS, and the Emergency Medicine Kenyan Foundation for making it happen. Dr. Hiren Patel (MGH Fellow) teaches trainees what to look for on an Ultrasound...

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