Sagam Community Hospital

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Posted by on Oct 28, 2016 in Events, Partners, Press/Media, Recent News | 0 comments

SCH’s implementation of the Christian Health Association of Kenya (CHAK)-Healthy Hearts Africa Extension Project towards reducing hypertension in our communities is continuing with a lot of zeal! CHAK released the performance indicators for SCH for the month of August. We are proud to announce that like in July, we are one of the facilities that is meeting their targets (1 of 25 facilities out of 60 facilities). While SCH  fell in the rankings (from 12th to 14th overall), we were the best ranking facility that has put patients on treatment for the month of August. This is a testament to the wonderful work by our CHWs (linking patients with high blood pressure to the facility), our customer care and clinicians.  SCH has noted that it can continue to improve in the numbers of people that are screened and will be strengthening efforts within the hospital to ensure that every person that comes in is screened (i.e. their blood pressure taken) and also during our outreach programs. To meet our target and ensure we are assessing as many members of our community, we have began taking blood pressures at our entrance and have plans on increasing outreaches including at churches and bazaars. Overall, SCH had met its targets by 132% (which is the same percentage in July). Congratulations to our hardworking team of community health workers, nurses, clinicians and administrative assistants and the support from CHAK, MEDS and Astra...

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Donation from Mr. and Mrs. Dixon kicks off construction of SCH’s Imaging Centre

Posted by on Oct 22, 2016 in Events, Partners, Recent News | 0 comments

On Thursday, October 20th, 2016, SCH began a new journey with the delivery of stones to kick off the construction of  a new imaging centre that will host CT-scan and digital x-ray services. This milestone was possible through the support of Mr. David Dixon and Mrs. Terri Dixon, who had donated funds towards this effort. Their donation was used to purchase stones that were delivered to the site where the imaging centre will stand. We are truly thankful for their support towards enhancing imaging services for our community and beyond. Asante...

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Outreach to Sidindi Primary School

Posted by on Oct 21, 2016 in Recent News | 0 comments

This week, the SCH team visited Sidindi Primary School as part of its community outreach initiative. The SCH team was accompanied by the M-TIBA team that is currently at the hospital assisting with the launch of the platform, training of staff and sensitization of the public. Together with the SCH outreach team, they provided information on M-TIBA and how to complete registration for the service. This is a great initiative, since it is making healthcare more accessible for people who normally can’t afford good healthcare. Another new addition to our outreach services was the MobileODT device as part of our cervical cancer screening efforts. The MobileODT device assists in the study and diagnosis of the cervix and allows for real-time consultation to occur with our ob/gyn consultant. All of these activities were done in addition to our usual initiatives including family planning, child health and immunization, measuring blood pressures and HIV testing. Altogether, this week was again a great success and we would like to thank the Sidindi Primary School and the SCH team for the wonderful collaboration. We cannot wait for next...

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Welcoming new residents!

Posted by on Oct 18, 2016 in Recent News | 0 comments

Sagam Community Hospital, in partnership with Maseno University, the African Institute for Health Transformation (AIHT), and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), welcomed the third cohort of Family Medicine residents on Thursday, 13 October 2016. The new residents include: Dr. Leena Shiramba, Dr. Carolyne Rono and Dr. Arnold Moseti Nyambane. The residency program, initiated in September 2014, trains talented and experienced medical officers in the fields of Family and Emergency Medicine. By the end of the program, these physicians should have the skills necessary to manage a host of medical conditions in a variety of settings. See here for more information on SCH’s post-graduate training program. The orientation for this year’s cohort took place at Maseno University and SCH. Dr. Owiti, Dr. Oyoko (representing Dr. Ouma), Dr. Ng’wena (SOM Chair, Postgraduate Committee), and Ms. Debora Rogo provided students with an overview of the program, and encouraged students to take advantage of the numerous clinical and research opportunities available at both SCH and Maseno University. We welcome the new group of residents, and hope that their time at SCH and Maseno University will be a rewarding and fulfilling one. SCH orientation SCH orientation Maseno University orientation...

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Outreach to Dienya

Posted by on Oct 16, 2016 in Recent News | 0 comments

Last Wednesday, our team headed out to Dienya for a new outreach. Just like last week, we were able to do the HIV/AIDS testing, cervical cancer screening and the blood pressure screening (as a part of the Healthy Hearts Africa project). This week we also payed attention to contraception. Women were able to get informed about the different options for contraception and, if they wanted to, they could get the contraception they needed. Furthermore, there were some girls, aged 14-16 years, who had some questions about family planning. They felt more comfortable to ask these questions to women only, so we gathered a small group of women to get those things more clear for them. It was impressive to see how helpful our explanation was for them. We appreciate the hospitality of the school in Dienya and we are glad that we were able to help so many children and adults with their health. For us, Stefanie and Jessica (medical students from Holland), it was the second time we experienced an outreach. We thank the SCH team for this wonderful work. It is very important that the people who cannot afford to come to the hospital can also get access to healthcare. We are looking forward to the next outreach and we hope this will be continued in this...

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