Cambridge-Africa

Seminar Series 2017-18

Thursday 30th November 2017

Improving hospital care for children and newborns – health systems research approaches in Kenya

King's/Cambridge-Africa Seminar

Efforts to improve care for serious paediatric and neonatal illness in Kenya’s district hospitals have evolved over more than a decade and in parallel with shifting attention from research on ‘what to do’ to research on ‘how to achieve changes at scale’. Complementary streams of work spanning development of evidence-based national guidelines, contextually appropriate training and job aides and measurement and feedback have helped shape changes in professional norms facilitating adoption of better practices at scale. More recently work has evolved to include key attributes of learning health systems and research that may help shape the future organisation of services.

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Thursday 5th October 2017

How do we eliminate a disease of poverty?

Prof. David Molyneux, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) have been included within the Health Targets of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, recognizing their impact as impediments to health of the poorest 1-2 billion. Over the past decade there has been increased resources to implement NTD programmes and for both basic and operational research reflecting the need for new tools but also the need to address the challenges of increasing uptake of donated medicines in complex and diverse settings.

Chair: Dr. Goylette Chami. Junior Research Fellow in Medical Sciences

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