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.
We adapted WHO guidelines and other evidence to produce very simple Basic Paediatric Protocols for the Government of Kenya.Remember all guidelines of protocols can be out of date,so keep checking for updates -expect ours in late 2010.Also note that Kenyan guidelines may vary slightly from those of other countries because there is local data or expertise.
The Ministry of Medical Services (MoMS) aims to improve the quality of service delivery and foster partnerships that will contribute towards the attainment of this goal. It is in this context that the Ministry partnered with the University of Nairobi and KEMRI-Wellcome Trust under the SIRCLE collaboration to further develop the existing approaches to evaluating service delivery.