Maseno University School of Medicine:
In 2014, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed with the School of Medicine at Maseno University in the area of medical education and research. This resulted in the establishment of the new Family and Emergency Medicine Residency (FEM) program, which serves as the centrepiece of AIHT. The FEM programme, the first of its kind in Africa, is training Kenyan and Eastern African medical school graduates to become future leaders in Family and Emergency Medicine. The residency program started on September 15, 2014 with its first intake of four (4) students) and now has a total of seven (7) students from Kenya and South Sudan. The residents conduct their rotations between Sagam Community Hospital and Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital (JOOTRH) in Kisumu, Kenya. In addition, SCH will soon be receiving the School of Medicine’s medical students that will rotate in their Emergency Department.
Uzima University School of Medicine:
Most recently, SCH signed a MOU with Uzima University’s School of Medicine towards establishing a greater partnership to promote educational and research opportunities between the two institutions. Students from the School of Medicine are set to start their rotations in SCH’s Emergency Department in the Spring of 2017.
International Medical Equipment Collaborative (IMEC):
IMEC, based in Massachusetts, USA, has collaborated with SCH and MGH in providing equipment for SCH’s emergency room, nursery and wards. In addition, they have provided the hospital with a fully-equipped clinical and teach container.
IMEC 's support to SCH
Siaya County Government in the provision of Health Care:
Mutual support in training of medical personnel as part of a joint Continuous Medical Education (CME) strategy, strengthening the referral system between all institutions, and coordinating efforts in community health outreach and research initiatives.
Kisumu Medical and Education Trust (“KMET”) :
To promote quality health and education services, community outreach activities under the former’s Huduma Poa Sky initiative, telemedicine enabled project to help improve access to health care amongst rural populations.
Centre for Public Health & Development (“CPHD”) :
Working together to improve health systems through training and other innovative solutions. Serve as a training site for CPHD’s Nurse Anaesthesia Training Programme currently running at Kijabe Hospital.
Christian Health Association of Kenya (“CHAK”) :
A leading national faith-based organization of Protestant Churches’ health facilities and programs across Kenya. This partnership supports training for staff (including the training with Emergency Kenya on the use of ultrasounds), acquisition and maintenance of equipment, as well as in the area of the hypertension program in collaboration with Healthy Hearts Africa.
International Centre for AIDS Care and Treatment Programme (“ICAP”):
ICAP an NGO active in Kenya since 2002, works through Columbia University’s School of Public Health all over Sub Saharan Africa. ICAP supports HIV prevention and treatment programs, and provision of counseling.
T. Kesia Nyawara Foundation:
Our work with the T. Kesia Nyawara Foundation began in 2015 when we held the aforementioned joint eye-camp at SCH that focused on members of the Asembo community from where the Foundation is based. Since then, the Foundation has also supported us with donations of over 1,400 eye glasses with support from the Lions Eyeglass Recycling Centre of Northern Virginia in Arlington, Virginia, USA. Most recently, we collaborated in facilitating a medical outreach in Asembo that was held in December 2016.
Pharmaccess and Carepay:
The collaboration with Pharmaccess and Carepay has introduced the M-TIBA platform (a ground-breaking health wallet spearheaded with Safaricom, Pharmaccess, UAP Insurance, Old Mutual and Carepay) that provides the public with a means of saving for healthcare costs. These services enable patients to acquire skills necessary for management of their healthcare funds. In addition, Pharmaccess is assisting SCH with meeting quality assurance standards in the provision of healthcare services.
Innovation Eye Centre:
Innovation Eye Centre began its partnership with SCH in 2015 through its relationship with its founder, Dr. Daniel Kiage, a consultant ophthalmologist for SCH and faculty under our FEM programme. He provides support towards SCH strengthening its services towards prevention, care and treatment of eye ailments. He has assisted SCH in preparing plans to expand its eye services including assisting in the opening of our eye shop and provided expertise on procurement of equipment needed towards expanding our ophthalmic care unit, including set up of an eye clinic and launch of eye surgeries. Dr. Kiage and his team from the Innovation Eye Centre teamed up with SCH in June 2015 to hold an eye camp (in collaboration with Siaya County Teaching and Referral Hospital and the T. Kesia Nyawara Foundation) where over 100 patients received outpatient services and 28 cataract surgeries were conducted.