The month of April was a very successful one for Sagam Community Hospital’s weekly community outreaches. Despite the heavy rainy season, our community health workers and clinicians remained dedicated to providing services to surrounding villages. Here are some highlights of the recent outreaches!
One of our community health workers (CHWs) meets with a patient at an outreach in Sawagongo. The CHWs received over 120 patients at this particular outreach
Our outreaches often include services for children, including immunizations and vitamin A distribution. Our vitamin A distribution is an important part of our outreaches, as many children remain vitamin A deficient. Providing vitamin A can reduce the risk of various illnesses later in life, including anemia, blindness, and diarrheal diseases. Our outreaches this month have been able to provide over 150 children with Vitamin A.
We would also like to acknowledge the incredible strides made this month in offering women’s health services. Our outreach team was able to provide family planning services and cervical cancer screenings, resulting in many referrals to our gynecologist at Sagam Community Hospital
Our community outreaches continue to be successful because of our dedicated sponsors, including the Rotary club of Sagam, Jhpiego, Mobile ODT, Kisumu Medical and Education Trust (KMET), Christian Health Association of Kenya (CHAK), Astrazeneca, and Essilor. And of course, none of this could be possible without our passionate clinicians and community health workers. We look forward to more accomplishments in May!