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.
Honorary Visiting Research Fellow
- Research Paediatrician
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.
Quality of inpatient paediatric and newborn care in district hospitals: WHO indicators, measurement, and improvement.
English M. et al, (2023), The Lancet. Global health, 11, e1114 - e1119
Missed nursing care in acute care hospital settings in low-income and middle-income countries: a systematic review
Imam A. et al, (2023), Human Resources for Health, 21
The CINAMR (Clinical Information Network-Antimicrobial Resistance) Project: A pilot microbial surveillance using hospitals linked to regional laboratories in Kenya: Study Protocol
Akech S. et al, (2022), Wellcome Open Research, 7, 256 - 256
Evaluating the effects of supplementing ward nurses on quality of newborn care in Kenyan neonatal units: protocol for a prospective workforce intervention study
Imam A. et al, (2022), BMC Health Services Research, 22
Improving facility-based care: eliciting tacit knowledge to advance intervention design
English M. et al, (2022), BMJ Global Health, 7, e009410 - e009410