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bCPAP Training at AIHT

Posted by on May 26, 2017 in Recent News | 0 comments

On Thursday, May 25th, Sagam Community Hospital and AIHT hosted a training for their latest innovation to implement in Siaya County. The Every Second Matters New born Resuscitation Bundle (ESM-NRB), a contiunos positive airway pressure (CPAP) device that is commonly used in the rest of the world. However, what makes this device so special is that it costs about 15 USD to create, rather than hundreds or thousands of dollars. In addition, ESM-NRB kit does not require electricity. This was specifically designed to function in low resource setting where power is intermittent. This is essential because according to John Hopkins University, most of the 13 million children under 5 hospitalized for respiratory illnesses live in low and middle-income countries. We had participants come from Bondo, Yala, Ambira, and Madiany Sub County Hosptials and Sagam Community Hospital to be trained in using the ESM NRB kit, also known as bubble continuous positive airway pressure (bCPAP). During this daylong session, the trainers focused on the practical and theory approach to using bCPAP. The next day, the trainers put their teaching to use in live action at each of their facilities.  We cannot wait to see the positive impact bCPAP has on Siaya County. Massachusetts General Hospital, a founder of AIHT, has also rolled out bCPAP in India and hopes to continue this project in Zambia. We would like to thank all of those who helped make this training possible: Center for Public Heath and Development Massachusetts General Hospital Master trainers Participants and Partners, for their work in engineering Thank...

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Muhoho Community Outreach

Posted by on May 26, 2017 in Recent News | 0 comments

This week, our community outreach team took us to Muhoho, roughly 20 minutes from Sagam Community Hospital (SCH). At this outreach, we were posted in a rural setting outside of a church, where we attended to the local residents. Thanks to Sagam’s administration teams efforts at mobilization and posting signs for awareness, we had a large turnout this week!   In total, 177 people were seen in six hours. From this total, 112 were screened for high blood pressure and our star clinical officer, Jacqueline Chemem, saw 43 people.In addition, Juliet and Varisty, Sagam’s expert nurses at cervical cancer screening, saw 31 women. We look forward to continue reaching as many people possible during our outreaches, especially in our home county, Siaya. SCH strives to spread the message of how important preventative medicine and screening are! We would like to thank our partners, Jhpiego, CHAK, M-Tiba, and KMET for helping us spread this...

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University of California Irvine Guests at Sagam

Posted by on May 26, 2017 in Recent News | 0 comments

Over the past 10 days, we have had the pleasure of hosting Dr. Chris Barrios and Dr. Megan Lundeberg from the University of California (UC), Irvine. As renowned trauma and critical care surgeons, they brought a great deal of insight and consultation expertise to Sagam Community Hospital. Recently, Dr. Lunderberg gave a riveting presentation on haemorrhagic shock and trauma. This medical education presentation provided critical information for our Sagam clinicians as we unfortunately see numerous road trauma due to matatus and boda bodas.   A couple of months ago, we hosted Dr. Dolich and Dr. Lekawa, co-workers of Dr. Barrios and Dr. Lunderberg from UC Irvine. The continuous visits from UC Irvine surgeons are for the potential to begin and rollout a surgical fellowship, a global health experience at Sagam. Here at Sagam, we have not only enjoyed their medical expertise but also their gregarious personalities. We look forward to the full implementation of this surgical fellowship at Sagam Community...

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Essilor Trains SCH Staff and Community Health Workers as Vision Ambassadors

Posted by on May 25, 2017 in AIHT, Events, Partners, Press/Media, Recent News | 0 comments

On Tuesday, May 23, 2017, Essilor came to Sagam to train SCH staff and community health workers (CHWs) as Vision Ambassadors. The one-day training provides training on how to assess eye sight for members of our community and also be able to test for strength of eye glasses, which the CHWs and trained staff will be able to disperse and sell to community members at a subsidized cost. In addition, each trainee has received a full backpack that will include the necessary equipment and posters to assist in vision acuity to help with their work. We expect this training to be the beginning of a robust partnership with Essilor as aim to strengthen our eye services, both at SCH and in our communities via our outreach programme. We are proud to join the Vision Ambassador programme which is being implemented across the globe from China to Brazil. We wish to thank Mr. Raphael Okumu, the Business Developer – Eastern Africa at Essilor, for conducting the training.  Who is Essilor? Essilor is a french company focusing on eye care and has a corporate responsibility mission to improve eye care and eye sight for the 2.5 billion people across the globe that lack...

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AIHT Presentation at Siaya County’s Health Management Meeting

Posted by on May 23, 2017 in Recent News | 0 comments

On May 22nd, Sagam Community Hospital’s African Institute of Health Transformation (AIHT) team were guest speakers at Siaya County’s Health Management monthly meeting at the Siaya County Club. AIHT was founded on the strong relationship and collaborations between Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Sagam Community Hospital (SCH), and the Kenya Medical Education Trust (KMET). During this time, Debora Rogo, the General Manager of Sagam presented the research currently being done at AIHT to the clinical heads across Siaya County.  The goals of AIHT are to strengthen the health system in Siaya County through an innovative, sustainable, and pragmatic approach. Through innovations led by MGH, AIHT hopes to foster an educational and hands-on environment for local clinicians to tackle the following prominent health disparities our low resource setting: Preventing post partum haemorrhaging deaths through the Every Second Matters (ESM) Uterine Balloon Tamponed (UBT) Closing the anesthesia gap through our ESM Ketamine kit and training Addressing infant respiratory illnesses through our newest innovation, ESM Newborn Resuscitation Bundle (NRB), bubble continuous positive airway pressure (bCPAP) Once this research was presented to the clinical heads of the county, the floor opened to a rich discussion of questions and answers. We received positive feedback from our peers and look forward to welcoming interested participants to further collaborate with AIHT’s efforts in Siaya...

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