Last week, we finished our third ketamine week of the year. Here at Sagam Community Hopsital, we welcomed 5 new clinicians to training. Our trainees came from Banisa Sub County Hospital, Wajir County Referral Hospital, Lafey Sub County Hospital, and Sagam Community Hospital. Wajir, Lafey, and Banisa Sub County Hospitals see a large percentage of refugees and have low rates of available anaesthetists.
During orientation, the participating clinicians expressed a desire to help the quality and access of care, and maternal and child health by implementing ketamine as an anaesthesia. After over a dozen exciting ketamine cases, the clinicians left Sagam ready to improve the access of care to many future patients!
We had a lovely time with our new trainees and hope to hear from them soon! Ketamine Week would not be possible without the help of the Massachusetts General Hospital fellows in the Division of Global Health and Human Rights, the administration team at Sagam, and the ketamine trainers. Thank you to everyone who helped make this possible. We look forward to April’s Ketamine Week!