Policy & Public Engagement
MoH & KWTRP HSD-N meeting with partners
The Ministry of Health in Kenya together with the KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme and stakeholders held a meeting on the 28th of July 2016. The main agenda was discussions on basic and recommended standards of quality nursing care that is linked to new born units in hospitals across Kenya. In addition, participants at the meeting discussed a nursing questionnaire for a study linked to exploring nursing tasks, how often they are performed and how these tasks are prioritized. More
The Basic Paediatric Protocols for Sick Newborns and Children aged less than 5 years
The current Basic Paediatric Protocols (BPP) February 2016 edition, were first published in 2006 as a collaboration between the Ministry of Health, the Kenya Paediatric Association (KPA) and the KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme (KWTRP). The first edition was produced after work to summarise available evidence on key treatment approaches that was presented and discussed in a Child Health Evidence Week attended by 40 Kenyan paediatric and neonatal experts. The work leading to the production of the BPP in 2006 also contributed to the publication of the World Health Organisation’s Pocketbook of Hospital Care for Children (first edition published in 2006). The BPP were also developed as a central part of an in-service training package called the Emergency Triage, Assessment and Treatment plus Admission Care (ETAT+) course. The ETAT+ course has also been used in Kenya since 2006 and helps health workers implement the most up to date, evidence based care for severely ill children and newborns.
Major revisions of the BPP and then the linked ETAT+ course have been undertaken since 2006. Over 45,000 copies of the BPP have been disseminated to health workers in Kenya.
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