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HIGH-Q project Research officers training in qualitative research at Royal Tulip Hotel, January 2022


HIGH-Q: Learning to harness Innovation in Global Health for Quality care – By Michuki Maina Project title: A study to learn if and how the introduction of new technologies and service delivery innovations improves the quality of care provided in newborn units (NBUs) Essential technologies and service innovations could improve quality of care if successfully […]
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cSEFI Central Region Meeting


RESPECT: Exploring the potential for learning and using parent experiences of preterm birth to improve in-patient neonatal care in Kenya – By Dorothy Oluoch Providing hospital care that responds to the needs of patients is an important part of high-quality healthcare. However, the voices and views of patients and their families in relation to how […]
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SONIA trial coordination team and site leads ( February 2022)


The System Strategy to Optimise Neonatal Inpatient Care in Kenyan Hospitals (SONIC) This project aims to work with hospitals’ paediatricians, senior nurses and theiradministration to co-design better approaches to providing care on Newborn Units inhospitals. It will specifically focus on improving the tools doctors and nurses use to plan and guide care (eg. progress monitoring […]
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Nest 360 On site face 2 face practical training sessions

NEST 360°

New-born Essential Solutions and Technologies (NEST) – By Grace Irimu & Mike English Newborn Essential Solutions and Technologies (NEST) is a program that aims to reduce therate of newborn deaths in Kenya by half by 2030.Newborn Essential Solutions and Technologies (NEST 360°) is a multi-country program thataims to reduce these deaths in Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania […]
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Supportive Care and Antibiotics for Severe Pneumonia among Hospitalised Children (SEARCH) A Pragmatic Randomized Controlled Trial – By Ambrose Agweyu This is a pragmatic randomised controlled trial that seeks to compare injectable antibiotic treatments and tube feeding versus fluid treatment for children with severe pneumonia. specifically, the study aims to address two questions: (1) whether […]
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cSEFI Central Region Meeting_Kerugoya team


The CINAMR (Clinical Information Network-Antimicrobial Resistance) Project: A pilot microbial surveillance using hospitals linked to regional laboratories in Kenya – By Sam Akech Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a global threat and is thought to be acute in low andmiddle income country (LMIC) settings, including in Kenya, but there is limited unbiasedsurveillance that can provide reliable estimates […]
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Malaria Case Control Training in Kisumu

Malaria (RTS, S/AS01) Vaccine Sentinel Evaluation

Malaria (RTS, S/AS01) Vaccine Sentinel Evaluation – By Sam Akech Sentinel surveillance of children aged 5-48 months admitted to six selected hospitals in areas of western Kenya where MoH working with WHO will conduct phased introduction of RTS,S/AS01 malaria vaccine (Mosquirix®) in 2019. This sentinel surveillance will last for 3-5 years and during this sentinel […]
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PRST Study- Study team and hospital team meeting at Royal Tulip on Nov 2021

PRST Study

Saving young lives: Triage and management of sepsis in children using the point -of care Pediatric Rapid Sepsis Trigger (PRST) tool PRST Study – By Sam Akech This study aims to develop a tool that can be used by health workers to help identify very sick children (including those with sepsis) as soon as they […]
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Doctor holding a coronavirus COVID-19 test tube

COVID -19 Modelling

Lessons learned from COVID-19 modeling efforts and impact on policy in lower- and middle-income countries (LMICs) Background and justification: There have been a multitude of modeling frameworks used in different ways and settings to advise the various pandemic response policy decisions. However, not all evidence was adequate, effectively communicated, or used by policy makers-likely resulting […]
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CLN Western Region meeting_2

Clinical Information Network

Clinical Information Network This study helps support the use of information to: A) Improve hospital care for children and newborns in each county hospital;  B) provide information to guide policy and practice in each county and in Kenya as a whole. This work with county hospitals is intended to contribute to broader efforts to reduce […]
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