MEDIC WEST AFRICA Conference and Exhibition is happening this week in Lagos Nigeria where Sagam video has won many admirers!
Medic West Africa is is the biggest Health Care Exhibition Conference in the Continent with thousands of participants from all over the world.
Digital health technology was the area of focus for the conference today. The platform was sponsored by PharmAccess and QuintilesIMS.
The moving video shot at Sagam with our late staff, Gladys, was shown in plenary to hundreds of admiring Nigerian and International audience.
AIHT was represented this week in a high level visit to Ilorin, Kwara State in Nigeria.
The combined delegation of PharmAccess and the World Bank was warmly received by H.E Alhaji Dr Abdulfatah Ahmed, Executive Governor of Kwara State. The delegation also met with the Legislative Assembly leaders and The Emir of Songa, HRH Halifu Yahaya.They shared innovations in health care delivery and the soon to be launched Kwara Social Health Insurance Scheme.
They also had time to share the innovative ESM research going on at AIHT.
PROF KHAMA ROGO with H.E Alhaji Dr Abdulfatah Ahmed Executive Governor of Kwara State
General Electric(GE) recently held a round table dialogue with Kenyan health entrepreneurs in Nairobi, to discuss cutting edge issues in the health sector in the region. AIHT was invited.Other participants included AMREF’s Gitahi Githinji, Roche, AfyaSend, MediHeal and Kenya Healthcare Federation’s Amit Thakkar.
Prof Pankaj Jani and his loving spouse, Dr (Mrs) J. Jani, today donated an assortment of highly valued Surgical and laparoscopic training instruments. Presenting the equipment, the Janis commended Sagam Community Hospital for their vision and commitment to high quality training, research and care for the under privileged in rural Kenya.The Sagam model is one of the most innovative and transformative approaches in this part of the world. We have followed the growth of this vision for many years and are proud to be associated with its pursuit for excellence’, said Prof Jani. We need to see many more home grown innovations in Kenya and the region to accelerate the attainment of Universal Coverage. There is a vast need for rural based facilities because that is where most of the population with the biggest needs reside. We, as a family and professional colleagues, are delighted to give this modest contribution. We are proud to be associated with Sagam and will continue to give our unqualified support’, added Dr Jani.The equipment was received, on behalf of the hospital, by Khama Rogo, the Founder. Dr Rogo thanked the Janis for their generosity and many years of close friendship.The hospital is currently handling ALL emergencies in Siaya County and beyond, forcing us to run all three theatres 24/7′, Khama explained.Some of the equipment will be used in the new Surgical Skills and Simulation Center being established at Sagam, in anticipation of planned specialist training. Pankaj and Khama have been friends and colleagues since 1973, when they joined the Medical School, University of Nairobi.They have worked together ever since and have recently joined forces to drive the establishment of The College of Surgeons of East, Central and Southern Africa (COSECSA) and East, Central and Southern African College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ECSAOG). Sagam Hospital is an accredited internship training center and is already offering specialist training (MMed) in Family and Emergency Medicine, in collaboration with Maseno and MGH/Harvard Universities.
Sagam is now preparing to be accredited for fellowship training by both COSECSA and ECSACOG.
The Rwanda Society of Obstetrician and Gynecologist (RSOG) was proud to host its Fifth Annual Scientific Conference at the Kigali Conventional Center in Rwanda, September 27th- September 29th. The conference combined with the launching of East, Central and Southern Africa College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ECSACOG) through ECSAOGS.
ECSAOGS/RSOG conference brought together health professionals and other maternal and neonatal health experts from ECSAOGS member states and all over the world to discuss challenges and solutions to improving maternal and neonatal health and actions to meet related Sustainable Development Goals.
The Society has been academically and clinically very active since it started. Its mandate is to continually improve knowledge and performance of obstetricians and gynecologists and other health professionals invested in maternal, new born and reproductive health. RSOG is also dedicated to conduct research activities for publications, with a view to guide policy makers from evidence-based findings.
Sagam Community Hospital (SCH) is excited to announce that the Hostel construction and furnishing is complete. This is exciting news for the hospital and the possibilities are promising!
The 16-room hostel will accommodate short-term students/trainees, and it is located next to the interns’ mess, opposite the community’s elementary school.
Here is a brief recap of our outreaches over the last two weeks to Nyabeda in Siaya County (Wednesday, September 6, 2017) and Korwenjg in Siaya County (Wednesday, September 13, 2017).
The Nyabeda visit was a successful outreach. Members of the community warmly invited Sagam Community Hospital (SCH), and the community was thankful for the compressive services we provided for them.
While in Nyabeda, the outreach team received 88 patients (43 were screened for their blood pressure with 12 referred for further consultation; 11 received family planning counseling; 5 signed up for M-TIBA; 2 clients received glasses, 9 received cervical cancer screening, our clinician saw 50 patients, and 57 children received vitamins and immunization.
For our visit to Korwenjg, the outreach team was accompanied by the mobile health van provided by Jhpeigo.
The outreach team received 200 clients (16 were screened for cervical cancer and two were referred, 11 received family planning counseling, 83 children received vitamins and immunization, 85 were seen by our clinicians, 12 signed up for M-TIBA services, and 3 bought glasses offered by our partner Essilor).
Our outreach team will be on break for a couple of weeks, and we will be hosting in-reaches on Wednesdays at the hospital. If there is any change, we shall be sure to keep you updated. SCH would like to thank all of its partners for making community outreaches possible.
SCH offers 4 specialized outpatient clinics on a weekly basis. For NHIF clients that have selected SCH as their outpatient facility, your costs are covered.
If you wish to learn more, please contact the phone number provided in the promotion below.
We are excited to announce that our outreach team is back to work after a two-week hiatus due to elections. We look forward to sharing the results and photos from today’s outreach.
In light of the recent outbreak of cholera in Gem sub-county as well as other parts of the country, we wish to urge you all to observe personal hygiene, hand washing after using toilet facilities and before eating and cooking plus ensuring you are ingesting clean and safe water and eating food from trusted sources.
Remember, cholera is a preventable disease and we urge all members of our community and beyond to work together to fight it.
Thank you and we wish you all to remain in good health.