Sagam Community Hospital

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Mobile: 0722-510346, 0717-941612 - Location: Luanda / Siaya Road, Siaya County
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THE EYE

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

Many people do not pay much attention to the eye although it is one of the most vital senses in the human body. Vision impairment and eye infections are on the rise due to some factors that can easily be prevented. Ask yourself this, how often do you see an ophthalmologist or rather…how many eye checkups have you been to?   Some eye conditions and diseases are hereditary and family members may need to be monitored regularly by a general physician and an ophthalmologist or optometrist. The most common eye problems are shortsightedness, foresightedness, colourblindness, blurred vision and general eye infections. Eye sight problems are on the rise mostly in children, teenagers and office workers due to frequent watching of television, use of smartphones and use of computers and laptops in the office.  NOTE; If a foreign body enters your eye e.g: when digging a sharp stone enters your eye, e glass accidentally enters your eye, do not rub it ..it might just stir up the problem. In stead, close your eye, tie it with a bandage and rush to the nearest hospital. Visit Sagam Community Hospital for eye checkups every weekday from 8.00am....

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Have you been screened for Cervical Cancer?

Posted by on Nov 3, 2017 in Events, Partners, Recent News | 0 comments

Did you know that cervical cancer is the leading cause of death of women of reproductive age in Kenya? Overall, it is the 3rd leading cause of death in Kenya after infectious and cardiovascular diseases. According to the Ministry of Health, at least 8 Kenyan women die daily from cervical cancer. In addition, the National Cancer Institute notes that only 14 percent of all Kenyan women have been screened. We wish to encourage all women of reproductive age to get screened. If cervical cancer is screened and diagnosed early, it can be treated. At Sagam, we provide cervical cancer screening for free. As part of our screening services, we have teamed up with MobileODT and are using their innovative screening device that allows for quick diagnosis and consultation with senior ob/gyn consultants. The camera, which is connected to a smart phone, allows the health provider to capture a photo, take client details and share the photo in real-time with an approved ob/gyn consultant. This is all supported with an online platform that has been set up specifically for SCH. Please fill free to visit our ob/gyn clinic every Tuesday from 8.30 am to 4 pm or come by during one of our outreaches to receive the service....

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CHAK Hosts CME at Sagam

Posted by on Nov 3, 2017 in Events, Partners, Recent News | 0 comments

SCH welcomed Dr. Nelson Otieno from the Christian Health Association of Kenya (CHAK) and AstraZeneca Band Dr. David Wanikina, our Family and Emergency Medicine Resident, as they taught our Continuous Medical Education (CME) session today with a focus on diagnosis and management of hypertension. SCH is part of the Healthy Hearts Africa (HHA) initiative that is being implemented by CHAK and AstraZeneca towards early diagnosis and treatment of hypertension in Kenya. Often called the “silent killer”, hypertension is a condition that can be managed will starting with ensuring frequent screening of one’s blood pressure. According to the Director of Medical Services, 1 in 4 Kenyans is living with hypertension but only about half of them have had their blood pressures measured. As one gets older (past the age of 40), blood pressure screenings should become a routine part of their health care. We are grateful to them for the wonderful session and for our staff, who made it a very participatory and...

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