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SCH Outreach Team Heads to Mumias!

Posted by on Jan 26, 2017 in Partners | 0 comments

Another Wednesday means there was another robust outreach from SCH’s team. This time, SCH drove 2 hours to reach Mumias (almost reaching Kakamega!) in order to ensure this important outreach was carried out.   It was sad that the SCH team ran out of hours in the day as they were unable to see everyone that came to receive medical services. At last count, 152 community members were seen by the team. Out of this 125 received blood pressure screening (as supported by CHAK’s Healthy Hearts Africa Programme), 86 received treatment, 24 received cervical cancer screening using the Mobile ODT device (resulting in 8 referred for further treatment), 14 were immunized, 13 received family planning services in addition to providing M-TIBA registration and sensitization on NHIF insurance. We are thankful to our partners, CHAK, KMET and Mobile ODT as well as donations of drug supplies that we received from Kenton’s Kisumu and Winam Chemist. In light of the doctor’s strike in Kenya, it is important that we create avenues of providing accessible healthcare for our fellow wanaanchi! Great work by our team of clinicians, nurses, community health workers, counselors, insurance agents and...

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JANUARY 2017 ESM-KETAMINE WEEK AT SCH

Posted by on Jan 25, 2017 in Events, Partners, Recent News | 0 comments

Sagam Community Hospital was proud to host another successful ketamine training week. During the week of January 16 – 20th , 2017, we welcomed four providers coming from various counties: Homa Bay County, Kisumu County and Turkana County. Our provider from Turkana County will be the first ketamine provider in that county.  Seeing the attention and enthusiasm these providers came with to training week with was truly a representation of the importance of the innovation that is ESM-Ketamine. There was a genuine desire to implement ESM-Ketamine within their respective facilities. Cheers to the beauty of innovation and collaboration in medicine! We look forward to the next training in...

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Testimonial: SCH Founder’s Experience with Cuba’s Healthcare System

Posted by on Jan 24, 2017 in Events, Recent News, Testimonials | 0 comments

SCH founder, Dr. Khama Rogo, visited Cuba recently to learn more about their famous healthcare system. Please find his testimonial below on the lessons learned from one of the world’s most official public health systems: Cuba is a small island in the Carribean Sea. It’s 11 million population enjoys some of the highest health services on the world. Their health outcomes rank with best in the world and are the envy of most rich industrialized nations. Cuba is a developing third world country without any natural resources such as minerals or petrol. It has only one major cash crop, sugarcane. In fact, driving through rural Cuba resembles Kibos and Chemelil areas….miles and miles of sugar plantations run by the state through cooperatives. You may be forgiven to think you are in Awendo. Cuba is also famous for its Cigars, highly sought globally, and it’s rum. Havana Club is their signature wine and is supposed to be top end. We concur. The most famous son of Cuba is the late ‘El Commandante’ Fidel Castro, who passed on a few weeks before the Sagam visit. The island is still in mourning of their beloved revolutionary. The biggest benefit the revolution brought to every Cuban is in the social sector- free quality healthcare from cradle to grave; free education to the highest level your grey matter can propel you. They have some of the best universities and experts in every field, sciences, arms literature and health. Name it. And they have allot to spare and export……over 30,000 doctors serving as aid to other countries (including sending doctors to Africa; most recently, they sent the highest number of doctors to Liberia and Sierra Leone to help with the Ebola crisis).   No starvation- every Cuban family gets a monthly ration, irrespective of status, with special package got children. So….there is no malnutrition and stunting of Cuban children. No wonder they flourish is sport and look so pretty and happy….with full stomachs. That is not tall; Cuba is a truly rainbow nation. The hue of colors from black to white to every mixture in between, living together in completely mixed communities. Their is no color...

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Note of Appreciation for SCH Staff and Consultants amidst Doctor’s Strike in Kenya

Posted by on Jan 4, 2017 in Events, Partners, Press/Media, Recent News, Testimonials | 1 comment

Ordinarily, December is a quiet month in Kenyan hospitals. Patient postpone consultations, defer invasive interventions and even asked to be discharged from the wards to join family and friends over Christmas and the new year. This last December was very different at Sagam due to the on going doctors’ strike that has crippled all public hospitals in the country. Private hospitals have been inundated with hordes of patients, most of them too sick to wait for the labor dispute to be resolved. For us at Sagam, the situation was worsened by the fact that we are the only private institutions in Siaya County (and sounding areas) offering surgical services while not turning away any patients for lack of money. And they have been coming in tens, hundreds and thousands- filling every bed space and the corridors. Some accepted to sleep on the floor rather than die at home or be referred to less busy facilities with questionable standards of care. It has been tough on our staff. Supply lines have been stretched. We opened all our three operation rooms to run concurrently, 24/7. The results have been remarkable. We took care of everyone. We comforted thousands and saved lives of hundreds. That’s us, Sagam. That’s who we are! Thanks go to our dedicated staff for doing God’s work. Special thanks to our nurses and clinicians (including FEM residents, SCH Clinical Officers and Trainees, SCH interns, MGH Global Fellows and Consultant doctors in from Siaya, Lodwar and Eldoret), ER and OR staff, laboratory and imaging, ambulance and transport, accounts, sanitation, pharmacy, mortuary and support staff in the cafeteria and kitchen…..not to forget the management and leadership at hand. This strike and our response has defined Sagam as the place to go. It has reaffirmed our mission to save lives even in the most dire circumstances. Thank you to the public for trusting us, as we all pray for a speedy resolution of the strike and return to...

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