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Dr Michuki Maina

Dr Michuki Maina

Post-doctoral researcher

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Michuki is a paediatrician and health systems researcher. His main areas of work at KWTRP have been in the national paediatric guideline development process through conducting systematic reviews on neonatal feeding and respiratory support.

Michuki has been involved in setting up a neonatal clinical information network in Kenyan public hospitals since 2015. He has been a co-investigator on an ESRC-funded project that was looking at Infection Prevention and Control and Antibiotic Stewardship arrangements in Kenyan hospitals as interventions to avert antimicrobial resistance. This project also formed the basis of his doctoral studies at the University of Amsterdam. Michuki has maintained close working relationships with the Ministry of Health through his involvement in the national infection prevention and control technical working group.

Michuki’s broader research interests include improving the quality of paediatric and neonatal care and improving antibiotic stewardship. He is also an active member of the Kenya Paediatric Association.

Michuki is the Kenya site lead for the Harnessing Innovation in Global Health for Quality Care (HIGH-Q) programme of work that has a specific focus on neonatal care in low and middle-income countries’ hospitals and explores the inter-relationships between technology adoption, workforce deficits and quality of care.