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Sagam’s First Radical Hysterectomy

Posted by on Feb 27, 2017 in Recent News | 0 comments

On Saturday, February 25, 2017 Dr. Jennifer Makin, a fellow from the Division of Global Health and Human Rights assisted Dr. Greggory Ganda, a Kenyan Gynaecological Oncologist in the first radical hysterectomy at Sagam Community Hospital. With the expertise of Dr. Ganda and Dr. Makin, the surgery was successfully completed with no complications for a total time of 3 hours and 20 minutes. In addition, our lab secured six units of blood for this patient. Although this is a short story for Sagam’s blog this week, it shows the increase in expertise seen at this hospital through partnerships and utilizing local...

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UC Irvine and Uzima Guests

Posted by on Feb 17, 2017 in Recent News | 0 comments

This has been an exciting week for Sagam Community Hospital (SCH). We were lucky to host Dr. Matt Dolich and Dr. Michael Lewaka from the University of California (UC) Irvine. Dr. Lewaka serves as a professor and chief of the Division of Trauma, Burns, Surgical Care and Acute Care Surgery and Dr. Dolich works alongside Dr. Lewaka as an Associate Dean of Medical Education. Our visitors experienced the bustling ketamine week training, shadowed surgeons, and assessed the possibility of creating a UC Irvine global health and surgical fellowship at SCH. As a parting gift, our guests donated a new book to the African Institute of Health Transformation library, Acute Care Surgery and Trauma; Evidence-Based Practice, edited by Dr. Dolich. SCH hopes to see them again in the foreseeable future for their medical expertise but also for their gregarious personalities.  In addition to our Californian medical doctors, SCH also welcomed guests from Uzima Medical School. Dr. Hiren Patel, a fellow from the Massachusetts General Hospital Division of Global Health and Human Rights, leads a basic teaching twice a week for Uzima students interested in Emergency Medicine. These education rotations are 6 weeks in length and cover topics such as EKGs, ultrasound and basic emergency medicine surveys. SCH is happy to serve as a hospital that provides educational experience and as an institution that evolves from expertise of visiting medical doctors. We are sad to see our UC Irvine guests leave but will continue to look forward to the Uzima students on a weekly...

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SCH Heads to Mumias Again

Posted by on Feb 14, 2017 in Recent News | 0 comments

  The Sagam Community Hospital (SCH) team headed out to Mumias community again for a day filled with screenings and treatments. Similarly, to the outreach conducted on January 26, 2017, the team drove nearly two hours to reach the clinic site.  The SCH team provided cervical cancer screening, HIV testing, blood pressure checks, and primary care visits. Out of the 341 total patients seen, 282 underwent blood pressure screening and 101 were referred to nearby health facilities, such as Kakamega. In addition, the family planning station saw 21 patients, immunizations were provided to 27 children under the age of 5, and 92 patients were tested for HIV. Dr. Jennifer Makin, the onsite OB/Gyn specialist and fellow of the Division of Global Health and Human Rights through Massachusetts General Hospital, broke her personal record of screening 34 women for cervical cancer in one day. One of these 34 women were referred to SCH for treatment duringKetamine Week, where minor surgeries are provided free of cost.  As the doctor strike continues, SCH continues to look for avenues to provide quality healthcare access to for its community and surrounding areas. We would like to thank Khaunga Mahola Women’s Group and M-TIBA for teaming up with SCH to create a successful day in Mumias.  ...

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Posted by on Feb 5, 2017 in BENSON SEWE OTIENO, Events, Partners, Press/Media, Recent News, Uncategorized | 0 comments

On Thursday 2nd,February 2017, the ECD team delegation from both Kenya and USA visited Sagam Community Hospital (SCH) and they were impressed by the deep commitment to community, inclusive and high quality of services, and touched the drive to make the world a better place for all. The delegation included staff from the Lwak Catholic Sisters Hospital , the Kenya AIDS NGO Organization (KANCO) Plan International, CRS, ChildFund and the Hilton Foundation. The delegation held discussions with UNICEF, PATH and County government officials from both Siaya and Kisumu and agreed to scale up work to integrate early childhood (assessment of developmental milestones, referral of developmental delays, parent coaching on play and stimulation, nutrition etc) as part of health services in Siaya County. The activities will include work with CHVs, linkages to daycare/pre-school and efforts to reach communities directly. The aim is to demonstrate an integrated ECD model from pregnancy through age 5 years looks like and how it can be scaled. They aim to monitor with population data from the county – moving from a project to project approach, and to support the county to take a stronger management and coordination role. Given Sagam’s leadership role as a model site for delivery of quality services as well as the medical pre-service training we are doing – SCH is expected to play a role and will be invited to the Science of ECD course that Aga Khan will be delivering in the coming months in Siaya.Sagam welcomes the opportunity to join forces with the delegation to scale up ECD in Siaya and the region. In Sagam the team was hosted by among others the General Manager Debora Rogo, Nursing Director Elizabeth Ogada and Executive Officer Benson...

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