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December Ketamine Week Recap

Posted by on Dec 12, 2017 in Recent News | 0 comments

This past week, Sagam Community Hospital completed another successful Ketamine Week, the first since the end of the country-wide healthcare strikes. SCH trained three new providers from Sagam, as well as four nurses and two doctors from Victoria Hospital in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada. Throughout the week, nineteen procedures were done in total, to support the training of the providers. This included an emergency caesarian section on Monday, starting off the week on an exciting note! We were pleased to welcome visitors from CHMT on Wednesday including the Siaya County Director for Health, Dr. Samuel Omondi-Owino, the Siaya County Deputy Director for Health, Dr. Eunice Fwaya, and the Siaya County Reproductive Health Coordinator, Mr. Fredrick Obare. Pictured below with our Ketamine Week attendees from Prince Albert, Canada. On Friday, our final lunch and graduation ceremony was a cause for celebration. We are proud of all of our participants, and the connections that this week has allowed us to make from Canada to Kenya. Many thanks to our instructors, Javan Imbamba (SCH Ketamine Champion), Wenslaus Adenya (SCH Ketamine Champion), Juma Jaqtone (SCH Ketamine CO Anaesthetist), and Dr. Revathi Ravi (MGH Global Health Fellow). Our doctors, Dr. Amaganga, Dr. Kemi, and Dr. Nyamogo, and our consultants, Dr. Khama Rogo, Dr. Thomas Burke, and Dr. Orero.   We would also like to thank our hospital administrators, Debora Rogo and Juddy Mattis, as well as the theatre, pharmacy, accounts, nursing, and kitchen staff. In addition, many thanks to the MGH Coordinators, Joseph Owuor, and Phoebe Kelleher. This week would not have been possible without this wonderful team!...

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KENYA OBSTETRICAL AND GYNECOLOGICAL SOCIETY (KOGS) SENSITIZATION FORUM ON UTERINE BALLOON TAMPONADE (UBT) AND KETAMINE INNOVATIONS

Posted by on Dec 5, 2017 in Recent News | 0 comments

The Kenya Obstetrical and Gynecological Society (KOGS) recently held a sensitization forum to discuss the Every Second Matters (ESM)- Uterine Balloon Tamponade (UBT) and ESM-Ketamine innovation in Kisumu, Kenya. The African Institute for Health Transformation (AIHT) team in collaboration with the head of Reproductive and Maternal Health service Unite (RMHSU) Dr. Joel Gondi brought together 16 members of KOGS drawn from Kisumu, Bungoma, Kakamega, Garissa, Turkana, Homa Bay, Vihiga, Busia and Migori Counties. One main objective of the forum was to to discuss the best strategies to accelerate rollout, data collection, reporting, uptake, and scale-up of both the Uterine Balloon Tamponade and Ketamine innovations. The forum also focused on sensitizing KOGS members on maternal health lifesaving innovations. The forum began with introductions and welcoming remarks from Dr. Onyango, the Chairperson of KOGs Western Chapter, and followed with the first presentation by Dr. Joel Gondi. Dr. Gondi commended Obstetrician and Gynecologists for their efforts in making a difference in maternal and reproductive health service provision. He emphasized how to implement locally generated evidence based innovative techniques that offer local solutions to maternal and adolescent reproductive health challenges. He also emphasized the need for quality of care to be improved, and he acknowledged it is at the heart of all the best practices they are expected to implement. Dr. Gondi highlighted critical observation is where quality of care is compromised not as a result of scientific, but rather administrative systems failure especially where there is staff shortage or delay in offering services. Dr Gondi also wanted to know how far KOGS has been articulating and propagating some of the best practices such as UBT and Ketamine innovations in their practice. He emphasized the need for KOGS to shape direction of Maternal Health policies in Kenya. He invited KOGS to participate in the review of the Reproductive Health Policy that is ongoing, and he mentioned that this review would attempt to interpret and meet the constitutional requirement that Kenyan Citizens have a right to the highest standard of Reproductive Health in a devolved system of governance. Dr. Gondi concluded by highlighting resources and partnerships KOGS could use, provided by the Ministry of Health...

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