This week Sagam Community Hospital (SCH) traveled to Asembo for community outreach, approximately one hour from SCH. Asembo is a rural town that consists of primarily farmers and fishermen from lake Victoria. The village was very welcoming to Sagam as the day started with prayer and hymns inside their local church.
The turnout was fantastic as 221 community members were registered in total. 128 people tested for blood pressure, 37 examined for HIV, 32 were consulted on family planning, and 35 women took part in cervical cancer screenings. Clinical officers saw 96 total patients throughout the outreach, ranging from small children to elderly parents.
SCH was thrilled with the warm reception in Asembo and is looking to come back in the near future to continue to provide quality care to the community members. SCH looks forward to expanding the Community Outreach program with our partners Jhpiego, M-Tiba, Vision 2.5, and the Kenyan CDC.