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SCH Outreach Team Heads to Kambare Village

Posted by on Oct 29, 2018 in Events, Partners, Press/Media, Recent News | 0 comments

The fruits born from the 1st Annual Siaya Scientific Conference are now in bounty! During the conference, the SCH/AIHT team had requested delegates and attendees to get in touch with them to plan for future outreaches around Siaya. Ms. Rose Juma, the Field Coordinator for IMPACT in Alego-Usengo and Gem Sub-counties, was one of the first to take advantage. She reached out to our team to come to Kambare Village and hold an outreach there. To support our team, she lead the mobilization of residents and coordination on the ground. In particular, she was anxious to bring cervical cancer screening for the women there. Our team set off from Sagam and arrived in the early morning. Support by our Jhpiego medical wagon, our team made the exciting journey to Kambare. As part of Rose’s efforts, we were able to see 130 people, all of whom were screened for their blood pressure, with 33 referrals made to SCH for further check ups in our non-communicable disease (NCD) clinic. We provide HIV testing and counseling to 48, 12 received family planning services, 26 women were screened for cervical cancer with 3 being referred to SCH’s ob/gyn clinic for further follow up. Others were also able to be seen by our clinician while 4 registered for M-TIBA, the mobile health pocket used by many to pay for health services. We are grateful to Rose for the support and we look forward to more fruits and collaborations with other partners within Siaya County! Stay tuned for news from an upcoming outreach/football match this Saturday in Sagam and a joint outreach planned in collaboration with Siaya County and Jhpiego in Ambira in late...

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SCH Launches Girls Football Team

Posted by on Oct 29, 2018 in Events, Partners, Press/Media, Recent News | 0 comments

SCH is proud to launch our girls’ football team (SCH Girls FC). We held our first match last month and will provide an a schedule of upcoming matches so all supporters can attend. This was launched as a branch of our recently launched reproductive health talks for young girls in our community. Go, girls… we are proud of you! And may you score us many goals. Many thanks to SCH staff, Javan Ogoch, Thomas Oyiengo, Geoffrey Limbe, Tonny Omondi and Jane Oloo, for their coordination of our talks and launch of the girls’ football...

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The Importance of Cervical Cancer Screening

Posted by on Oct 29, 2018 in Events, Partners, Press/Media, Recent News | 0 comments

In Kenya, cervical and breast cancers are leading cancers in women. Overall, cervical cancer 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. All women aged 15-65 are encouraged to get cervical cancer screening via visual inspection with acetic acid (VIA) every year. Patients affected by HIV disease are especially high risk for the disease and are encouraged to get VIA every 6 months.                At SCH, we offer free cervical cancer screening on a daily basis, in all our weekly outreaches and as part of our weekly ob/gyn clinic (held every Tuesday from 8.30 am to 4.00 pm) To assist our cervical cancer screening capabilities, 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. Besides screening, we offer treatment options for pre-cancerous lesions using cryotherapy and loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP). Cervical cancer is the only preventable gynaecological cancer and all women are encouraged to get appropriate screening....

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COMMUNITY COLLABORATION: MARENYO FC CONDUCTS CLEAN UP AT SCH

Posted by on Oct 29, 2018 in Events, Partners, Recent News | 0 comments

It is more than the beautiful game (football). It is about our community and how we can support each other. Much gratitude and appreciation to our ‘rivals’, Marenyo Football Club (FC), who took time to conduct a free clean up in our compound at the hospital.  Many thanks to the Marenyo FC officials, Edward Achola (Chairman), Lucas Omollo (Team Manager), Noah Otenda (Assistant Team Manager), Allan Pudo (C0ach), George Obare (Assistant Coach) and Michael Otieno (Secretary), for helping to lead their players. Also many thanks to our Sagam Community Hospital (SCH) FC officials in Javan Ogoch and David Masiime (Nyayo) for the coordination. Tuko pamoja (we are...

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RECAP: AIHT at the 1st Annual Siaya Scientific Conference.

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

The African Institute for Health Transformation (AIHT) at Sagam Community Hospital (SCH) was a significant participant when Siaya County held its first Health Scientific Conference from 18th to 20th of September, 2018 at Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology (JOOUST) in Bondo. This was also the very first such conference by any County since the devolved system of governance was established in Kenya. The well attended conference was officially opened by His Excellency (H.E.) Governor Mohamed Kuti of Isiolo County, the Current Chair of the Council of Governors Health Caucus. The opening ceremony was also graced by Siaya County’s Deputy Governor, Dr. James Okumbe, Siaya County’s Minister for Health, Dorothy Owino, the Siaya County Chief Officer for Health, Dr Omondi Owino, Siaya County’s Director for Health, Dr. Kennedy Oruenjo, Senior Health Sector Directors, JOOUST administration, Development Partners and Heads of NGOs active in the County. SCH’s founder, Prof. Khama Rogo, also provided a guest address during the opening ceremony. Prof. Pankaj Jani, President of the College of Surgeons in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa (COSECSA), gave a guest address on the prospects for decentralized Collegiate training of Surgeons in the Counties. AIHT was active and visible: Prof Khama Rogo gave the key note address reminding the County of its historically large skilled human resource base in the health sector and its inverse proportion to the poor heath indices. He urged the County leadership to adopt innovative ways of involving this group, as they had a lot to contribute and were willing and ready to do so at no cost. AIHT also presented six scientific papers and sponsored a well attended 2 hour plenary symposium on its research and innovation, ably facilitated by Debora Rogo, Sagam Hospital Manager and AIHT Board Member. The symposium was a collaboration of its founding organizations (SCH, the Kisumu Medical and Education Trust (KMET) and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)) and various other partners such as Medtronic Labs and Pharmaccess Foundation. The papers presented at the symposium included the following: Ketamine anesthesia package to support OB-GYN operative procedures when no anesthetist is available (presented by Dr. Mary Anne Nyamogo of SCH); Scaling and Sustaining Maternal Health Innovations: A Systems Analysis of The...

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