Posted by on Jan 27, 2018 in Events, Partners, Recent News | 0 comments

Outreach Summary

Outreach Summary

Sagam Community Hospital was excited to complete the first community outreach of 2018! Last Wednesday, 17th of January,  staff members, clinicians, and volunteers of SCH had the opportunity to visit the community of Mguge and provide health services.

SCH Landcruiser pulling the Jhpeigo health wagon

SCH Landcruiser pulling the Jhpeigo health wagon

This is our first community outreach working in affiliation with the Sagam chapter of Rotary Club International. We look forward to working closely with them and our other sponsor organizations, including Jhpiego, Mobile ODT, Kisumu Medical and Education Trust (KMET), Christian Health Association of Kenya (CHAK), Astrazeneca, and Essilor.

Sagam Rotary Banner

Sagam Rotary Banner

SCH Community Health Workers prepare to meet patients.

SCH Community Health Workers prepare to meet patients.

Members of the Mguge had the chance to utilize many of our free services, including family planning, cervical cancer screenings (using our MobileODT device), eye exams, and blood pressure screenings. Sixty patients total were treated during this community outreach, with 35 being seen directly by our clinician on site, Javan. For services, there were 48 blood pressure screens, with 20 referrals following, 8 family planning consultations, 9 distributions of Vitamin A, 3 distributions of ORS, 10 cervical cancer screenings, and 34 HIV screenings. In addition, our Community Health Workers, who serve as Essilor Vision Ambassadors, had eye glasses on sale for KES 650.

 

SCH Clinical Officer, Javan, sees a patient

SCH Clinical Officer, Javan, sees a patient

A patient is assesses by one of our SCH Vision Ambassadors trained by Essilor.

A patient is assesses by one of our SCH Vision Ambassadors trained by Essilor.

Thank you to our Sagam Community Hospital team, Rotary Club of Sagam (including Sammy for providing drinks to the SCH team), our partners , and the people of Mguge for having us!

If you wish to participate or collaborate with us on future outreaches, please contact SCH at 0718646933 or sagamcommunityhospital@gmail.com