International meeting in Nairobi 2014
The 10th International congress on tropical paediatrics got off to a good start on Sunday August 24th 2014 in Nairobi, Kenya at the Kenyatta International Conference Center. The KEMRI- Wellcome Trust team provided updates on part of the work they are doing in health systems research. This work involves strengthening and improving hospital data collection and use of the same. It aims at improving the quality of care in maternal, newborn and child health.
KEMRI - Wellcome Trust Research Programme, KWTRP, supports improved data collection and use of this hospital data through the Clinical Information Network, CIN. This is a collaborative project with the Ministry of Health, the Kenya Paediatric Association and County hospitals. The project has been rolled out in 14 county hospitals i.e. Machakos, Embu, Kiambu, Kerugoya, Nyeri, Mama Lucy, Mbagathi, Kisumu, Kisumu East, Mbale, Vihiga, Kitale, Busia, Kakamega
The initial focus in these hospitals, is in-patients paediatric wards. The initial aim is to: improve routine mortality and morbidity data, to improve data available to hospitals, to develop systems for enhanced data collection, to work with hospitals to use data, to develop systems for reporting data to hospitals, counties and nationally and to explore whether better information improves quality of care.