Posted by on Oct 6, 2017 in BENSON SEWE OTIENO, Recent News | 0 comments

Prof Pankaj Jani and his loving spouse, Dr (Mrs) J. Jani, today donated an assortment of highly valued Surgical and laparoscopic training instruments. Presenting the equipment, the Janis commended Sagam Community Hospital for their vision and commitment to high quality training, research and care for the under privileged in rural Kenya.The Sagam model is one of the most innovative and transformative approaches in this part of the world. We have followed the growth of this vision for many years and are proud to be associated with its pursuit for excellence’, said Prof Jani. We need to see many more home grown innovations in Kenya and the region to accelerate the attainment of Universal Coverage. There is a vast need for rural based facilities because that is where most of the population with the biggest needs reside. We, as a family and professional colleagues, are delighted to give this modest contribution. We are proud to be associated with Sagam and will continue to give our unqualified support’, added Dr Jani.The equipment was received, on behalf of the hospital, by Khama Rogo, the Founder. Dr Rogo thanked the Janis for their generosity and many years of close friendship.The hospital is currently handling ALL emergencies in Siaya County and beyond, forcing us to run all three theatres 24/7′, Khama explained.Some of the equipment will be used in the new Surgical Skills and Simulation Center being established at Sagam, in anticipation of planned specialist training. Pankaj and Khama have been friends and colleagues since 1973, when they joined the Medical School, University of Nairobi.They have worked together ever since and have recently joined forces to drive the establishment of The College of Surgeons of East, Central and Southern Africa (COSECSA) and East, Central and Southern African College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ECSAOG). Sagam Hospital is an accredited internship training center and is already offering specialist training (MMed) in Family and Emergency Medicine, in collaboration with Maseno and MGH/Harvard Universities.
Sagam is now preparing to be accredited for fellowship training by both COSECSA and ECSACOG.