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AIHT Sagam and McMaster University Launch Online CPD Platform for Kenyan Doctors

Posted by on Sep 22, 2018 in AIHT, Events, Partners, Recent News | 0 comments

On any graduation day, graduates are made to believe that all of them have the same level of knowledge and skills. Soon after, however there is a rapid divergence and you may be lagging far behind your graduating class, even your best friend. CPD is important because it ensures you are competent in your profession. It is a continuous process, throughout your professional carrier.  The ultimate outcome of a well-executed and effective CPD is to safeguard the PUBLIC, the EMPLOYER, the PROFFESSION, the PROFESSIONAL and his carrier. CPD can be mandated by law or regulation but, at the core, it is a personal responsibility of every professional to maintain optimum levels of current knowledge and skills that enable them to deliver the highest quality of services, that safeguards the public and meets the expectations of clients and requirements of the profession. CPD should be engaging and fun to do. CPD must be relevant. That is why the African Institute for Health Transformation at SCH (AIHTSagam), in collaboration with Machealth, the Division of E-Learning Innovation at McMaster University and Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board (KMPDB) launched its online CPD platform for Kenyan doctors on Friday, September 21, 2018, at the KMPDB Centre, Nairobi. The grand occasion was video-linked live with McMaster University, Hamilton Canada, with Prof. Anthony Levinson and Rosa Kovalski in Ottawa. There was a full house in Nairobi, led by the CEO of KMPDB, Dr. Daniel Yumbya and Chair of the Kenya Medical Association, Dr Jackie Kitulu. All the ten national health regulatory councils and associations were present as we plan on expanding the online CPD platform to other cadres of healthcare workers such as laboratory technicians, nutritionists and clinical officers. Prof. John Adwok, Chair of the South Sudan Medical Council urged AIHT to extend the online CPD service to SS health professionals immediately after the launch. As part of the presentation, AIHT Sagam was able to demonstrate how the platform works in real-time. We wish to thank Dr. Walter Obita, Mr. Duncan Mwai, Mr. Crispus Muthiani and Mr. Isaiah Opondo (together with Ms. Kovalski, Prof. Levinson, Dr. Khama Rogo and Dr. Lucie Rogo) for their support in getting the...

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AIHT Updates

Posted by on Sep 18, 2018 in Recent News | 0 comments

The following AIHT updates were shared with us by courtesy of SCH founder, Professor Khama Rogo.   AIHT shares innovations with Zimbabwe The AIHT experience was recently presented at Victoria Falls during the annual conference of the Association of Health Funders of Zimbabwe (AHFOZ).  The photos below aptly represent the determination of AIHT to share the PP in health experience and innovations with like minded networks across Africa, from Lake Victoria to Victoria Falls!     AIHT Sagam at the 6th Quadrilinial conference of ECSACON   Nearly 1000 nurses from 16 African countries and beyond, recently gathered in Nairobi for the East Central and Southern African college of Nursing (ECSACON) Conference.  All global and regional nursing royalty were there, including the current President (Kennedy from Ireland) and Past President (Judith Sharman from Canada) of International Council of Nurses (ICN), the President of ECSACON (Susan Otieno), and President of JHPIEGO (L. Mancusso).  Near Kiereini, the first and only black president of ICN, former Chief Nursing Officer in Kenya.  They both graced the occasions together hinders of senior nurses from the country and region. The ‘Nightingale’ procession and candle lighting were events to behold. Professor Khama Rogo chaired a special two hour stimulating Presidential round table at the plenary before the official opening by Kenya’s Deputy President.   Both Siaya and Kisumu counties were well represented by strong delegations, led by the first lady of Kisumu County, H.E. Dorothy Nyong’o.  Mrs. Nyong’o comes a historically formidable nursing family.  Both, her mother and aunt were pioneer nurses at Kenyatta National Hospital.  AIHT was at hand to attend to accompany the County delegations and display our UBT innovations through the well visited KMET stand.  The pictures below help to tell the...

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Outreach Returns

Posted by on Sep 17, 2018 in Recent News | 0 comments

After a two-week hiatus SCH’s community outreach program will continue this Wednesday, the 19th, at Ulumbi.  During our outreaches we strive to provide health services to rural areas that may not have the same access that many others have.  We will set up at the church in Ulumbi (near Yala town) and are kindly asking for people or organizations to join us as partners on the day.  If you are interested, please contact Javan Ogoch at 0719893544.  Thank you in...

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September’s Ketamine Week

Posted by on Sep 14, 2018 in Recent News | 0 comments

Every Second Matters for Mothers and Babies Ketamine (ESM-Ketamine)™ Anesthesia Training Program: The training program for this life-saving, award-winning safe anesthesia solution in areas of Kenya with limited access to anesthesia services is housed at the African Institute for Health Transformation (AIHT).  AIHT at Sagam Community Hospital (SCH) was excited to host trainees from Kisumu County for September’s Ketamine Week.  The team from Kombewa (in Kisumu County) consisted of three registered nurses, a Clinical Officer (also trained as an anesthetist) and a medical officer. SCH agreed to train this team during a ceremony held  by H.E. Peter Anyang’ Nyongo’ earlier this month in Kisumu which was held to jump start UHC in Kisumu County.   This month’s Ketamine week started with a slight hiccup as there were some logistical issues on Monday (the traditional start of Ketamine Week).  Because of that, only one member of the Kombewa team was able to start training then, with the rest all arriving on Tuesday morning.  Despite the shorter week than usual, the trainees got some excellent hands on experience in administering Ketamine.  There were 21 surgeries performed last week including four successful emergency cesarean sections.  After a busy week full of lectures, surgeries, a pretest and a posttest, all of the team members from Kombewa were successfully trained as Ketamine providers.  In celebration of this we held our traditional graduation ceremony on Friday evening to conclude another successful Ketamine Week.  In this ceremony we presented the former trainees with their Ketamine certificates, danced, and enjoyed some cake. We would like the SCH staff for working so hard during this Ketamine Week.  Also thank you to the Kombewa team who were able to come on short notice and were excellent students.   SCH is very proud to have accomplished our goal that we were given earlier last month.  We intend to build on this successful Ketamine Week with more in the future. Our Team; Our Facilitators Javan Imbamba, Clinical Officer, Ketamine Champion (SCH) Wenslaus Adenya, Clinical Officer, Ketamine Champion (SCH) Juma Jaqtone, Anaesthetist (SCH)   Our surgical staff Dr. Taha Yusufali, Chief of Surgery (SCH) Dr. Nyamogo, OB/GYN consultant and Assistant Team Leader for the...

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Outreach at Ugunja

Posted by on Sep 6, 2018 in Recent News | 0 comments

Everyone is aware that some days can get off to a rough start, but it’s important to not let that dictate how the rest of your day goes.  Last Wednesday the SCH outreach team had a bit of rough start in the morning when our ambulance got stuck on the side of the road right in front of the hospital.  It put the team a bit behind schedule but knowing that we had patients waiting on us in Ugunja, our main driver, Fred Owino, promptly towed the ambulance out and we were soon on our way. Last week’s outreach was special for several reasons.  Firstly, we were joined by a team from Metronics, one of our spongsors that help make outreach a possibility.  Secondly it was Elizabeth Ogada’s (our Matron) last ever outreach.  You can read more about her by clicking here.  In addition to both of those things we were also joined by Kathy Tate-Bradish, a Rotarian from Evanston Lighthouse Rotary Club. Despite the morning’s delays we arrived to Ugunja at around 10:00 AM and found a place that we could park our trailer before swiftly setting up to make up for lost time.  Although we had a bit of a stuttered start in the morning the rest of the day went rather well for our outreach team.  We were fully prepped and seeing patients by 10:15 AM.  Throughout the day we were able to register 151 new patients.  110 of them were screened for high blood pressure while 49 more were tested for HIV.  12 patients received family planning services while 20 women were screened for cervical cancer.  52 patients were also seen personally by a nurse and we even referred one patient back to SCH to receive surgery for free during this week’s Ketamine week. A big shout out to the Metronics for helping out with this week’s community outreach.  Also, a huge thank you to Matron for all her countless contributions on outreach days, it will be difficult to find another outreach leader like her.  We would also like to thank the rest of our sponsors that help make days like this feasible (Jhpeigo, Mtiba,...

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