Posted by on Mar 6, 2017 in Events, Partners, Recent News | 0 comments

Community members gather to listen to the introductions by the Sagam team.

Community members gather to listen to the introductions by the Sagam team.

Sagam Community Hospital had another successful community outreach in Mumias as we began a new month on Wednesday March 1st, 2017. The team at SCH consisting of community health workers, doctors, and nurses made the screenings and treatments possible. Cervical cancer screening, HIV testing, blood pressure checks, family planning, and primary care visits were services provide by the SCH team. There were a total of 588 registrations at the outreach. 320 community members underwent blood pressure screenings and 97 were referred to nearby health facilities. 43 patients were seen at the family planning station, and 60 patients were tested for HIV. There was also a total of 50 cervical cancer screenings thanks to the tremendous efforts of the nurses from our Hospital.

SCH's MCH Nurse In Charge, Varsity, informs community members about the cervical cancer screening

SCH’s MCH Nurse In Charge, Varsity, informs community members about the cervical cancer screening

Sagam Community Hospital would like to thank all the Hospital staff that made the outreach possible. We would also like to thank our partners at Massachusetts General Hospital and M-TIBA for teaming up with SCH to create a successful day in Mumias.