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Opening of ESM-STK at SCH!

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

This morning, Sagam Community Hospital officially launched the ESM-STK initiative, increasing the level of heart attack care the region can provide. Nurses, Clinical Officers, Community Health Workers and the MGH team gathered outside the hospital to celebrate with singing, dancing, face painting and baked goods. We are all very excited about this launch and feel empowered to now be better able to treat heart attack patients. Sagam Community Hospital now has Streptokinase, a drug to treat heart attacks, electrocardiogram machines to diagnose heart attacks and trained clinicians and nurses who are prepared to take care of these patients. Sagam Community Hospital is the only facility in western Kenya that has Streptokinase to treat patients having a heart attack. Streptokinase is a life-saving drug that can greatly increase a patient’s chance of survival and improve a patient’s quality of life after having a heart attack. A heart attack occurs when part of the heart dies because it’s not getting enough blood. Some signs and symptoms include chest pain/discomfort, difficulty breathing, shoulder/arm/back discomfort, jaw discomfort, sweating, and fatigue. People over forty years old, Diabetics, smokers and those who are overweight may be at higher risk for developing a heart attack. Know the warning signs and spread the word in your community! Every Second Matters-STK. If you or someone you know may be having a heart attack, come to Sagam Community Hospital...

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SCH Hosts Eye Research Training

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

SCH and the African Institute for Health Transformation recently hosted an eye research training sponsored by the Fred Hollows Foundation. The purpose of this training was to educate and provide participants with the necessary tools to conduct ophthalmic research with the hopes of  helping eradicate preventable eye conditions in Kenya. Nine Research Assistants from around the country traveled to Sagam to be trained. Cecilia Ngari, a participant from Nakuru County believes that “with projects such as these Kenya will finally move forward towards eradicating preventable eye conditions.” Ngari learnt that “with good, detailed data collection tools, one can gather a lot of valuable and impactful information.” Ngari also described how the training gave her the opportunity to form both professional and social relationships with people in her field. Solomon Tarus, a participant from Baringo believes that as a result of the training he can now pursue a higher degree in research or ophthalmic nursing. SCH feels lucky that we were able to host such an important training and are confident that with their new skills the participants will be able to make a lasting impact on their field.   (Pictured: Research Assistances attentively listening to a lecture in the new African Institute for Health Transformation (AIHT)...

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Donation of Anesthesia Equipment by Dr. Thomas Mote

Posted by on Jul 6, 2016 in Recent News | 0 comments

This past week Sagam Community Hospital (SCH) received a very generous donation of anesthetic supplies for our theatre from Dr. Thomas Mote, an anesthesiologist and Professor at Indiana University. Dr. Mote visited SCH last week and is in Kenya to teach at the Harvard Summer School program in Kisumu. The donation included: laryngoscopes (11 handles, 12 blades), infusable pressure infusor, oxygen prongs (nasal cannulas) for adults, iodine solution sachets, ETT introducers. SCH is very grateful to Dr. Mote for his donation and are confident it will help us continue to provide high quality care to our patients.  (Pictured: Head Nurse, Samwel Orondo with donation of supplies from Dr. Mote)  ...

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SCH and Uzima University Sign Memorandum for Joint Collaboration of Institutions

Posted by on Jul 1, 2016 in Recent News | 0 comments

On Tuesday, June 28, 2016, Sagam Community Hospital (SCH) and Uzima University (Uzima) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that establishes a joint collaboration between the two institutions to mutually offer attachments/placements for Uzima medical students at SCH. This partnership will support SCH’s mission towards the provision of affordable and accessible healthcare to the surrounding community. The Uzima University team was represented by Rev. Fr. Dr. Cosmas R. K’Otienoh (who served as signatory), the Principal at Uzima University, Mr. Joseph Okal, the Deputy Principal – Administration, Finance & Planning, Professor Richard Muga, the Deputy Principal – Academic, Rev. Fr. Caroly Achok, the Registrar – Administration and Academic, Professor Chris Oyoo, Dean of the School of Medicine and Ms. Lillian Aloo, HRM and Administrative Assistant.  SCH was represented by Mr. Nelson Rogo, the Chairman of the Board of Governors at SCH, Ms. Debora Rogo, SCH General Manager (who signed on behalf of SCH), Mr. Benson Sewe, the Executive Officer and Mr. Erick Magambo, SCH Public Liaison Officer. Key remarks by Professor Muga focused on the importance of SCH as a key institution in providing health services and other interventions at the community level. He further noted that the collaboration will provide students with clinical experience at the community level. Ms. Rogo provided a summary of SCH and the work it is doing in the area of clinical services, research and education. Further discussions were held on the rotations and supervision of the students. After these discussions, Ms. Rogo provided a tour of SCH facilities before the official signing of the MOU. SCH looks forward to the collaboration with Uzima towards strengthening medical education and research. (Pictured: Debora Rogo, General Manager of SCH and Rev. Fr. Dr. Cosmas R. K’Otienoh of Uzima signing the Memorandum and shaking hands afterwards)...

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