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.
The Ministry of Health and partners in child health marked the World Prematurity Day on the 17th of November 2015, at the Azure Royal Orchid Hotel in Westlands. Partners in child health met to discuss on pre-term care for infants including Kangaroo mother care, the basic paediatric protocols and improving the quality of care for newborns up to 5 years.
In 2015 the Ministry of Health (MoH), The Kenya Paediatric Association (KPA) and KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme (KWTRP) again convened guideline panels to update recommendations in major areas of care for sick newborns. Systematic reviews were undertaken by KWTRP and MoH partners and the evidence formed the basis of discussions for 3 panels each of between 16 and 20 experts.