KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme

undefinedLead people

Newton Opiyo

Mike English

Main interests

Knowledge translation in newborn and child health
(systematic reviews and clinical practice guidelines)

Consortium work areas

  • Preparation of systematic reviews and GRADE summaries to inform update of national guidelines for child and newborn care in Kenya.
  • Implementation of updated clinical guidelines through change in undergraduate medical training, and in-service training of health care professionals.
  • Training/sensitization in GRADE methodology for evidence synthesis and clinical guideline development.

Current projects 

Updating of national guidelines for newborn care in Kenya: we are currently preparing systematic reviews and GRADE evidence profiles to inform update of the following guideline topics:

  • Feeding VLBW and LBW in low-income countries.
  • Antibiotic prophylaxis in newborns.
  • Management of respiratory distress in preterm infants: continuous positive airway pressure ventilation.

Consortium staff

Newton Opiyo

Mike English

Jamlick Karumbi

Mercy Mulaku

Jackson Michuki