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NEWS IN OBS/GYNAE

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New chairman appointed in Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Dr. Stephen Gwer has been appointed as the new chairman of the Department with effect from 24th July 2018, taking over from Dr. Jackton Omoto.
Dr. Omoto will now devote his time to the position of associate dean of the school of medicine.

Specialist Clinics in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at JOOTRH to be increased.

Obstetrics and Gynaecology Department has been running two specialist outpatient clinics at JOOTRH on Mondays and Tuesday mornings. The tradition in the past has been that the two clinics have always been combined and seen both obstetrics and gynaecology patients.
Starting Monday 16th July, 2018, clinics for the department will be increased from the current two, to four clinics per week. The extra clinics will be Obstetric clinics and they will be held on Monday and Tuesday afternoons, while the gynaecology clinics will continue as morning sessions. This arrangment it is envisioned will improve exposure of our students to clinical cases as well as to increase care availability to both antenatal and postnatal mothers who attend the JOOTRH for services.

End of Rotation Assessment.

End of rotation continious assessment tests is due on July 19 and 20, 2018. Students undertaking both Junior and Senior clerkship in Obstetrics and Gynaecology are currently upbeat about undertaking both written and clinical examinations at the end of rotation.

Grand Round Presentation.

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology made a presentation in the grand round in Thursday July 5, 2018. The presentation was made by William Moroga, MBChB year 6 stuedent, Dr Joy Ngoloma – Medical Officer and Dr Omoto Jackton. The topic was pregnancy after repair of procidentia. The highlight was that young women with major uterine prolapse can still get pregnant and deliver.

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Dr. Omoto, (second right), leads tea during preparation meeting.

Safe Surgery In Obstetrics.

Safe surgery in Obstetrics training in JOORTH is finally here. Training will be held from Tuesday 10th - Friday 13th July, 2018.
The safe surgery initiaive is lead by the World Health Organisation, (WHO Global Initiative for Emergency and Essential Surgical Care ), due to the hign morbidity and mortality associated with surgical, obstetric and anesthetic care worldwide. This is more of a problem in the resource limitted settings.
Targert group for the upcomming training are healthworkers involved in the day to day care of obstetric pateints requiring emergency care.
This training is organised courtesy of IMPACT AFRICA, and is funded by General Electric Foundation. General Electric Foundation previously funded the Simulation Centre at JOOTRH.
The local team members.
  • Dr J. Omoto - Obstetrician
  • Dr M. Mudola - Anesthesiologist
  • Mr. P. Sewe - RCOA
  • Sr. Moraa - Maternity Nurse.
  • Mr. Mackton - KRNA
  • Representative from Impact Africa.
On Monday 9th July, 2018 there was a meeting at the simulation center in JOORTH with the hospital CEO. This meeting seved as courtesy call on the CEO briefing him on plans for the event.
This is the first time that we will have the training by a team fully from Western Kenya which is one of the main goals of the programme.
More on WHO Global Initiative for Emergency and Essential Surgical Care, please click here....
For WHO guidlines on safe surgery, please click here....
For safe surgery checklist, that guides majority of the safe surgery activity, please click here....

Courtesy call on Vihiga Governor

On the 3rd of July, 2018, Dr. Omoto, Associate Dean and chairman, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, accompanied the dean during a courtesy call on th Governer of Vihiga County.
The aim of the meeting was to strengthen collaboration between Maseno University and the County.

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