Migosi Sub-County Hospital is a government level 4 hospital situated in Migosi sub-location of Kisumu County. The hospital is staffed with a Medical Officer Superintendent, Nursing Officer, Lab Technologists, Clinical Officers, Pharmacy Technologist, Support Staff, HTS Service Providers, Peer Counselors, and a Nutritionist.
The facility has a catchment population of over 20,000 and is expected to provide services to over 5,000 women of reproductive age per year. Some of the services offered include Antenatal, MCH services, Anti-Retroviral Therapy, Family Planning, Home-based Care, Basic Emergency Obstetric Care, and Inpatient care.
The Hospital has strengthened its cervical cancer department and has been in the forefront of beating cervical cancer. The department embraces a “see and treat” slogan and uses the Visual Inspection with Acetic (VIA) method and treatment by means of cryotherapy. The Hospital has intensively engaged Community Health Volunteers (CHVs) who take advantage of any chance to urge women to come for cervical cancer screening.
On 14/02/2019 Dr. Phil Gorrindo visited the facility to conduct a continuing medical education (CME) on Cervical Cancer Screening with HPV self-sampling. Over 30 health facility staff, headed by Medical Superintendent Dr Joram Abiero attended the session.
Dr. Gorrindo reported on the burden Sub-Saharan Africa still faces in controlling cervical cancer. He further taught on human papillomavirus (HPV) infection, which can lead to cervical cancer over time, risk factors, causes, symptoms and prevention. He highlighted the importance of HPV testing (self-collection) that DUKE offers to women in selected health facilities in Kisumu County. Any woman who tests positive for HPV will receive treatment using cryotherapy at Migosi Facility and other selected health facilities, including Kisumu County Hospital (KCH) and Lumumba.