The Sagam Community Hospital (SCH) team headed out to Mumias community again for a day filled with screenings and treatments. Similarly, to the outreach conducted on January 26, 2017, the team drove nearly two hours to reach the clinic site.
The SCH team provided cervical cancer screening, HIV testing, blood pressure checks, and primary care visits. Out of the 341 total patients seen, 282 underwent blood pressure screening and 101 were referred to nearby health facilities, such as Kakamega. In addition, the family planning station saw 21 patients, immunizations were provided to 27 children under the age of 5, and 92 patients were tested for HIV.
Dr. Jennifer Makin, the onsite OB/Gyn specialist and fellow of the Division of Global Health and Human Rights through Massachusetts General Hospital, broke her personal record of screening 34 women for cervical cancer in one day. One of these 34 women were referred to SCH for treatment duringKetamine Week, where minor surgeries are provided free of cost.
As the doctor strike continues, SCH continues to look for avenues to provide quality healthcare access to for its community and surrounding areas. We would like to thank Khaunga Mahola Women’s Group and M-TIBA for teaming up with SCH to create a successful day in Mumias.