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SCH Outreaches are back in action!

Posted by on Jan 27, 2018 in Events, Partners, Recent News | 0 comments

Sagam Community Hospital was excited to complete the first community outreach of 2018! Last Wednesday, 17th of January,  staff members, clinicians, and volunteers of SCH had the opportunity to visit the community of Mguge and provide health services. This is our first community outreach working in affiliation with the Sagam chapter of Rotary Club International. We look forward to working closely with them and our other sponsor organizations, including Jhpiego, Mobile ODT, Kisumu Medical and Education Trust (KMET), Christian Health Association of Kenya (CHAK), Astrazeneca, and Essilor. Members of the Mguge had the chance to utilize many of our free services, including family planning, cervical cancer screenings (using our MobileODT device), eye exams, and blood pressure screenings. Sixty patients total were treated during this community outreach, with 35 being seen directly by our clinician on site, Javan. For services, there were 48 blood pressure screens, with 20 referrals following, 8 family planning consultations, 9 distributions of Vitamin A, 3 distributions of ORS, 10 cervical cancer screenings, and 34 HIV screenings. In addition, our Community Health Workers, who serve as Essilor Vision Ambassadors, had eye glasses on sale for KES 650.   Thank you to our Sagam Community Hospital team, Rotary Club of Sagam (including Sammy for providing drinks to the SCH team), our partners , and the people of Mguge for having us! If you wish to participate or collaborate with us on future outreaches, please contact SCH at 0718646933 or sagamcommunityhospital@gmail.com...

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Have you been screened for Cervical Cancer?

Posted by on Nov 3, 2017 in Events, Partners, Recent News | 0 comments

Did you know that cervical cancer is the leading cause of death of women of reproductive age in Kenya? Overall, it 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. We wish to encourage all women of reproductive age to get screened. If cervical cancer is screened and diagnosed early, it can be treated. At Sagam, we provide cervical cancer screening for free. As part of our screening services, 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. Please fill free to visit our ob/gyn clinic every Tuesday from 8.30 am to 4 pm or come by during one of our outreaches to receive the service....

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CHAK Hosts CME at Sagam

Posted by on Nov 3, 2017 in Events, Partners, Recent News | 0 comments

SCH welcomed Dr. Nelson Otieno from the Christian Health Association of Kenya (CHAK) and AstraZeneca Band Dr. David Wanikina, our Family and Emergency Medicine Resident, as they taught our Continuous Medical Education (CME) session today with a focus on diagnosis and management of hypertension. SCH is part of the Healthy Hearts Africa (HHA) initiative that is being implemented by CHAK and AstraZeneca towards early diagnosis and treatment of hypertension in Kenya. Often called the “silent killer”, hypertension is a condition that can be managed will starting with ensuring frequent screening of one’s blood pressure. According to the Director of Medical Services, 1 in 4 Kenyans is living with hypertension but only about half of them have had their blood pressures measured. As one gets older (past the age of 40), blood pressure screenings should become a routine part of their health care. We are grateful to them for the wonderful session and for our staff, who made it a very participatory and...

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