Work has shown that those with severe illness or needing inpatient care do not always receive good quality care in African hospitals.
Although poor resources play a part in this, lack of knowledge and lack of simple tools to help health workers provide better care also contribute.
We would like to help improve health care in African hospitals.
In 2015 the Ministry of Health (MoH), The Kenya Paediatric Association (KPA) and KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme (KWTRP) again convened guideline panels to update recommendations in major areas of care for sick newborns. Systematic reviews were undertaken by KWTRP and MoH partners and the evidence formed the basis of discussions.
The Nairobi City County (NCC) aims to provide sick newborns with high quality affordable care. NCC is responsible for health service delivery through its own network of health facilities, as well as having an oversight role of private and not-for-profit health care providers. NCC has partnered with KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme on research aimed at improving neonatal care.