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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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SCH Reproductive Health Talks Are Going Strong!

Posted by on Nov 1, 2018 in Events, Partners, Press/Media, Recent News | 0 comments

SCH’s recently launched Reproductive Health Talks (RHTs) for Girls continues to go strong and attract a high number of attendees. Please check out key milestones: SCH has held seven (7) RHTs with young girls; Launched a football team for the girls; Hosted Siaya County’s Women’s Representative, Hon. Christine Ombaka and Member of County Assembly (MCA) for East Gem, Hon. Samuel Otieno Siguru; We have distributed three hundred and thirty two (332) bags of sanitary pads donated by the Kisumu business community; and Collaborated with various partners including the Kisumu Medical and Education Trust (KMET) and the Rotary Club of Sagam. We look forward to more exciting times and opportunities for our young girls. Much appreciation to our SCH team for their efforts in getting this initiative...

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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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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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