In late September, SCH/AIHT teamed up with the Rotary Club of Sagam to hold a medical outreach camp in Ulumbi, Yala Township. Rotary president, Prof. James Ombaka, led the effort in selecting the site (Anglican Church of Kenya (ACK) – Ulumbi). We also worked with on of SCH’s staff, Ms. Dorothy Ododa (customer care in-charge), who is originally from Ulumbi.
After an early departure from Sagam, the outreach team arrived at 9 am. The outreach team included 6 community health workers, 2 nurses and 1 coordinator.
A total of 130 attended the outreach as part of the mobilization by Prof. Ombaka. All of the attendees was screened for blood pressure (with 16 referred to Sagam for further care), 37 received HIV testing and counseling, 31 received family planning services, 35 received cervical cancer screening using our Mobile ODT device (with 4 referred to Sagam’s ob/gyn clinic for further consultation), 25 children received Vitamin A while 15 of the attendees were registered with M-TIBA, the health pocket available with MPESA.
We wish to thank CHAK and Medtronic Labs for the support of our blood pressure screening, Jhpiego for providing us with our health wagon, Pharmaccess and Carepay for the support with MTIBA, Essilor for supporting our eye equity services and lastly, to the Rotary Club of Sagam, for planning and mobilization for this outreach. We look forward to many more outreaches in Ulumbi and with association with the Rotary Club of Sagam.