Dr Jalemba Aluvaala
The treatment and outcomes of care for sick newborns
Care for even the sickest newborns in many countries is limited by the resources available but there are some key interventions that can save lives. Delivering these interventions requires doctors and nurses to work together and often it is the continuous care provided by the nursing team together with families that is critical. Despite this a number of babies die and understanding risks is important to help provide information to families, to help plan care and should help us design better systems of care. This interview was recorded in 2018
Newborn care in Kenyan hospitals
Dr Jalemba Aluvaala works for SIRCLE, a Consortium for National Health Research, collaboration between KEMRI - Wellcome Trust Research Programme, the University of Nairobi, College of Health Sciences and the Ministry of Medical Services. SIRCLE aims to build capacity for high quality health services and implementation research, and promote clinical excellence by engaging trainee researchers in policy relevant research. This interview was recorded in 2014
Honorary Visiting Research Fellow
Jalemba Aluvaala is a post-doctoral researcher with an interest in perinatal-neonatal clinical and health services research. After training in Paediatrics and Epidemiology, he completed a DPhil at the Nuffield Department of Medicine. He developed prognostic models using routine data to predict in-hospital mortality in the neonatal unit.
He leads the neonatal component of the Clinical Information Network (CIN-N) at the KEMRI-Wellcome Trust in Nairobi. The CIN is a collaboration with the Kenyan Ministry of Health, Kenya Paediatric association and county hospitals to support improvement in collection and analysis of hospital inpatient information to support audit, service evaluation, and quality improvement. He also holds a research track post as a Research Fellow/Lecturer in the Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, School of Medicine, University of Nairobi.
Recalibrating prognostic models to improve predictions of in-hospital child mortality in resource-limited settings.
Ogero M. et al, (2023), Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol
Identifying gaps in global evidence for nurse staffing and patient care outcomes research in low/middle-income countries: an umbrella review.
Imam A. et al, (2022), BMJ open, 12
Evaluation of an audit and feedback intervention to reduce gentamicin prescription errors in newborn treatment (ReGENT) in neonatal inpatient care in Kenya: a controlled interrupted time series study protocol.
Tuti T. et al, (2022), Implementation science : IS, 17
Nurse staffing and patient care outcomes: protocol for an umbrella review to identify evidence gaps for low and middle-income countries in global literature
Imam A. et al, (2022)
Missed nursing care in acute care hospital settings in low-middle income countries: a systematic review protocol
Imam A. et al, (2022)