Dr Michuki Maina
A tool developed by our researchers in Kenya allows hospitals to survey water sanitation and hygiene, to assess how well or poorly they are doing to prevent and control infections, and improve their overall quality of care. This will help governments and policy makers develop treatment guidelines, as well as reduce antimicrobial resistance.
Michuki Maina is a Kenyan trained paediatrician and health systems researcher based at the KEMRI-Wellcome trust programme (KWTRP) in Nairobi having previously worked for the Ministry of Health. 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 from 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.
Using treatment guidelines to improve antibiotic use: insights from an antibiotic point prevalence survey in Kenya.
Maina M. et al, (2021), BMJ global health, 6
Infection prevention and control during the COVID-19 pandemic: challenges and opportunities for Kenyan public hospitals
Maina M. et al, (2020)
COVID-19: an opportunity to improve infection prevention and control in LMICs.
Maina M. et al, (2020), The Lancet. Global health
Antibiotic use in Kenyan public hospitals: Prevalence, appropriateness and link to guideline availability.
Maina M. et al, (2020), International journal of infectious diseases : IJID : official publication of the International Society for Infectious Diseases
Infection prevention and control during the COVID-19 pandemic: challenges and opportunities for Kenyan public hospitals.
Maina M. et al, (2020), Wellcome open research, 5