KEMRI logoIn Kenya, PTBi-EA is improving facility care during the intrapartum period. The project is lead by Dr. Phelgona Otieno at 17 health facilities in Migori County. We began in 2016 by assessing facilities for project readiness and strengthening use of existing facility-based data collection, tools, and practices. We are currently testing a package that includes a customized version of the WHO’s Safe Childbirth Checklist, simulation and team training for providers through PRONTO International (preparing clinicians to better identify and manage preterm births), and training for health facility staff in quality improvement cycles. These interventions improve the quality of care for mothers and newborns, ultimately saving lives. 

Kenya Team

Members of the Kenya and UCSF teams at the September 2017 Retreat in Migori, Kenya.

Kenya Team Roster

Dr. Phelgona Otieno | Principal Investigator

Dr. Anthony Wanyoro | Co-Investigator

Dr. Leah Kirumbi | Co-Investigator

Dr. Grace Nalwa | Co-Investigator

Kevin Achola | Program Manager

Jaspher Ndege | Project Accountant

Beatrice Olack | Technical Coordinator

Christopher Otare | Data Manager

David Ogolla | Asst. Data Manager

Alphonce Nyakech | Video Analyst

Annette Okwaro | Clinical Mentor

Josline Wangia | Clinical Mentor

Martin Eyinda | Study Nurse

Joyce Boke | Study Nurse

Benson George | Administrator

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