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Sagam Welcomes New Researchers for Child Development Study

Posted by on Jan 26, 2016 in Recent News | 0 comments

Two weeks ago, Sagam Community Hospital welcomed Megan Diamond and Stanley Wanjala who will be initiating a novel community-based study on brain development in children. Megan joins us from Boston, USA, where she is currently the project manager in the Global Neurology Research Group at Massachusetts General Hospital. She completed a Master of Science in epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health in 2015. Stanley joins the research team from Pwani University, located in Kilifi, Kenya. He is currently a Research Assistant in the Department of Social Sciences. He obtained a Master of Arts in Medical Sociology at Pwani University in 2015.   As part of the study, Megan and Stanley will be utilizing an Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) machine to assess whether properties of the eye are associated with development in young children. While the OCT has been studied in the diagnosis of eye disorders of childhood, this will be the first time it used in a low-income setting and in Africa. It is their hope that this study will provide evidence for an effective screening test for some forms of abnormal early life brain development and that it will provide valuable information about the brain in locations without regular access to more advanced diagnostic tools. It is through collaboration with MGH and other research institutions that Sagam Community Hospital continues to demonstrate its commitment to improving quality of life at both an individual and population...

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Monthly Research Meeting

Posted by on Jan 23, 2016 in Recent News | 0 comments

On January 21, Sagam Community Hospital hosted another Monthly Research Meeting where all those involved with research at MGH and Sagam gathered to learn more about the various projects taking place in Siaya County. Research topics that were discussed included the Ketamine study, HARK, UBT, the ED Registry, and Non-Communicable Disease and Palliative Care.   Dr. Karla Fredricks (MGH Pediatrics Fellow) and Dr. Sam Akech (Sagam Research Director) By meeting once a month to share information about their various research projects, MGH Fellows, KMET partners and other research contributors help each other to understand what research has already been done, what still needs to be done, and the challenges being faced in terms of data collection and data analysis. Numerous papers are being written based on the data collected and will be submitted to well known health and medical journals in Africa and the US.   [Left-Right] Ms. Liddy Dulo (KMET Project Coordinator for UBT), Dr. Fred Odongo (HARK Associate Research Investigator), Dr. Leeya Miller (MGH OB Fellow) It is the hope of MGH and Sagam to always strive towards the betterment of peoples health in Kenya. By listening closely to local input and with the help of local governments, we aim to provide help in areas that need it most, whether it is through providing medical training or increasing access to supplies and health...

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Third Official Blood Drive

Posted by on Jan 13, 2016 in Recent News | 0 comments

Thanks to the help of the Kenyan National Blood Transfusion Center, Sagam was able to host yet another blood drive on January 12th, 2016.  Sagam staff, as well as many other community volunteers, attended the blood drive to give back to their community. Kenyan National Blood Transfusion workers take vitals before allowing donations Dr. Luate Richard [First Year Resident]   Dr. Sarah Villegas [MGH Family Medicine Fellow] Dr. Karla Fredricks [MGH Pediatrics Fellow] Due to our very limited blood supply, those who donated contributed to many potential lives saved. We are very grateful to all of those who participated in the blood drive. Our hope is to continue hosting blood donation events throughout the year and to encourage more people to join us in the...

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