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AIHT in Burkina Faso

Posted by on Nov 12, 2018 in AIHT, Events, Partners, Recent News | 0 comments

Between 3rd and 9th of October, AIHT Sagam was represented by Dr. Khama Rogo in Burkina Faso. During this visit, Burkina Faso’s Hon. Minister for Health gave an opening address to the high level workshop on Strengthening Health Systems for UHC in Koudougou, 100km outside the capital, Ouagadougou.   The team also visited several non-state hospitals and a big incinerator project for medical waste run on a public private partnership (PPP) basis. AIHT’s lessons were shared with the participants, including how to make PPPs work to reduce maternal and newborn mortality. A strong Burkinabe team will visit Kenya soon, led by the Minister for...

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AIHT Sagam at the 2018 World of Health Care (WoHC) Conference

Posted by on Nov 6, 2018 in AIHT, Events, Partners, Recent News | 0 comments

AIHT/Sagam recently shared ideas with participants at 2018 World of Health Care (WoHC) conference in Netherlands, organized by the Task Force Health Care.  Kenya was represented by His Excellency (HE) Professor Anyang’ Nyong’o (Governor of Kisumu County), First Lady Dorothy Nyong’o (Kisumu County), Mr. George O. Okongo (Kisumu County), Dr. Andrew Toro (Thika County), Mr. Arif Neky (UNFPA), Mr. Isaiah Okoth (PharmAccess), Dr. Bahaa Eddine Sarroukh (UNFPA) and Prof. Khama Rogo. Multiple high-level delegations participated in WoHC’s 3-day Health~Holland Visitors Programme 2018 to be inspired and connect. Prof. Rogo gave two presentations. The first was on the approach of Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in Africa and the progress do far. He stressed the importance of innovation if Africa is to attain the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). His second presentation was a plenary on on Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) and opportunities for private sector investment in Africa. He provided examples of challenges and opportunities brought by new willingness of governments to engage in dialogue, reform policy and regulatory constrains and  invest with private entities. ...

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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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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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SCH Launches Reproductive Health Talk Series with Support from Skylark Kisumu

Posted by on Aug 19, 2018 in AIHT, Events, Partners, Press/Media, Recent News | 0 comments

On August 11th, 2018, Sagam Community Hospital (SCH) launched a reproductive health talk series targeting young girls in the local community in Siaya and Vihiga counties. The event will be held every Saturday at our training space in the African Institute for Health Transformation (AIHT), SCH’s innovative research lab based at the hospital. SCH most recently has received a total of four hundred and thirty two (432) bags of sanitary napkins and 3 sanitary pads from one if its partners, Skylark Kisumu, to be distributed to needy girls in the area. This effort was spearheaded by Mr. Dhama Patel of Skylark and distributed to Sagam by Dr. Lucie Rogo. The first event was held on Saturday, August 11th. It was an absolute success, with over 81 girls attending. As part of the talk, they received information from our outreach and counseling team on reproductive health and provided a safe space to receive and answer their questions. They provided information on some of the challenges they face including need for empowerment, training in life skills and desire to have linkages to youth forums. They also requested SCH to invite motivational speakers that focuses on their issues. We hope to continue to strengthen the health talks and are proud to be able to provide a forum for young girls to express themselves and to be assisted in regard to their needs, especially in reproductive health. Many thanks to the SCH team that organized the event and ensured it ran smoothly: Tony, Thomas, Geoffrey, Javan and Jane. Once again, we are thankful to our partners, Skylark...

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Essilor Trains SCH Staff and Community Health Workers as Vision Ambassadors

Posted by on May 25, 2017 in AIHT, Events, Partners, Press/Media, Recent News | 0 comments

On Tuesday, May 23, 2017, Essilor came to Sagam to train SCH staff and community health workers (CHWs) as Vision Ambassadors. The one-day training provides training on how to assess eye sight for members of our community and also be able to test for strength of eye glasses, which the CHWs and trained staff will be able to disperse and sell to community members at a subsidized cost. In addition, each trainee has received a full backpack that will include the necessary equipment and posters to assist in vision acuity to help with their work. We expect this training to be the beginning of a robust partnership with Essilor as aim to strengthen our eye services, both at SCH and in our communities via our outreach programme. We are proud to join the Vision Ambassador programme which is being implemented across the globe from China to Brazil. We wish to thank Mr. Raphael Okumu, the Business Developer – Eastern Africa at Essilor, for conducting the training.  Who is Essilor? Essilor is a french company focusing on eye care and has a corporate responsibility mission to improve eye care and eye sight for the 2.5 billion people across the globe that lack...

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