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AIHT Kicks Off 2019 Perioperative Training with Ambira Sub County Hospital and Homa Bay County Teaching &t Referral Hospital

Posted by on Feb 25, 2019 in AIHT, Events, Recent News | 0 comments

2019 has been a busy year already for the African Institute for Health Transformation (AIHT) at Sagam Community Hospital with us hosting training on Perioperative Procedures which includes our Every Second Matters for Mothers and Babies Ketamine (ESM-Ketamine)™ Anaesthesia Training Program. The focus of this training is to support the strengthening of surgical services across the region as counties focus on opening new theatre and training staff. With a focus on improving the quality of surgical care given including pre-op care, in theatre and post-op care, we also focus on  a life-saving, award-winning safe anesthesia solution in areas of Kenya with limited access to anesthesia services. As Universal Health Coverage (UHC) becomes a priority in Kenya, an important pillar is quality of care and we are proud to support this effort in Kenya.   In January, AIHT  hosted trainees from Ambira Sub-County Hospital in Siaya County, which has just opened a new theatre; while in February, we hosted trainees from Homa Bay County Teaching &  Referral Hospital.  The team from Ambira consisted of 3 Clinical Officers, a Medical Officer, 1 Medical Officer Intern and 2 nurses. In addition, we had 2 nurse anaesthetists from the U.S. that came to observe the January training. The team from Homa Bay consisted of a Clinical Officer Anaesthetist, a Clinical Officer and 3 nurses. In addition to the training, each institution received a Ketamine kit.    This was the second hospital to be trained in Siaya (after the Siaya County Referal Hospital) while this was the first team from Homa Bay. We are excited to have Homa Bay join Kisumu, Siaya, Migori, Wajir, Samburu, Turkana, Mandera and Garissa as counties that have health providers trained under the programme.  So far this year, we completed 27 surgeries successfully as part of the practical training for the participants. We would like the SCH staff for working so hard during this Ketamine Week.  Also thank you to the County Health Management Teams from Siaya and Homa Bay Counties  for supporting their participants who were able to come on short notice and were excellent students.    The AIHT Perioperative and ESM-Ketamine Training Team Our faculty: Javan Imbamba, Clinical Officer, Ketamine...

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Sagam kicks off 2019 Outreach Services at Ramula Primary School in collaboration with Rotary Club

Posted by on Feb 25, 2019 in AIHT, Events, Partners, Press/Media, Recent News | 0 comments

It was 9 am as Sagam’s trusty Toyota Landcruiser pulled a health wagon (donated by Jhpiego) into Ramula Primary School. Dust rose in the air during this already hot and dry morning. This was followed by our ambulance that ferried our community health workers plus clinical and administrative team as we joined the Rotary Club of Kisumu (in partnership with our own Rotary Club of Sagam and Lions Club of Kisumu). A team of Rotarians from Kampala had also joined the team plus medical students from Kisumu. This outreach was in support of Rotary Kisumu’s support of Ramula Primary School, which began in May 2018 with the construction of a toilet, and now included painting of various structures at the school. After a hearty welcome by the headmaster, faculty and students (which included a march from the girl scouts), the SCH outreach team set up to provide services such a eye checks (by our community health workers who are trained by Essilor as Vision Ambassadors), clinical review, family planning, blood pressure checks (supported by CHAK’s Health Heart Africa project and Medtronic Labs’ Empower Health and Maisha Mapya projects), HIV screening and testing and cervical cancer screening.   We received 159 patients, 102 received HIV testing and counseling, 90 received blood pressure checks (with 9 referrals), 20 received cervical cancer screening (with 6 referrals), 26 received family planning, 25 received clinical consultation,t 2 bought eye glasses while 1 person registered for M-TIBA. In addition, 75 pupils received a reproductive health talk.  SCH plans to return to conduct a more comprehensive eye camp considering the severe eye problems we diagnosed while there. Once again, many thanks to Philip Oduma of Rotary of Kisumu, the partners, Ramula Primary School, Ramula Community and our own team for a successful...

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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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