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A seminar presented by Dr Jalemba Aluvaala in the Centre for Tropical Medicine and Global Health, University of Oxford


The WHO has defined good health services as “those which deliver effective, safe, quality personal and non-personal health interventions to those that need them, when and where needed, with minimum waste of resources”. In 2012, there were 40,000 neonatal deaths in Kenya placing the country in tenth position globally. Available Kenyan hospital data show that quality of neonatal care is poor with lack of human resource and service delivery organization likely to be major constraints .


To understand how neonatal case-mix and outcomes determine the need for essential interventions, to characterize the quality of intervention delivery and to explore how processes and human resource inputs might be configured to improve service delivery to low birth weight newborns in a large urban, low resource setting neonatal - see this, and other seminars, by clicking here.

Dr Jalemba Aluvaala is a Lecturer/Research Fellow in the Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, School of Medicine, University of Nairobi and researcher with the Oxford-KEMRI-Wellcome Trust in Nairobi. In addition he also serves as a Consultant Paediatrician at the Kenyatta National Hospital, Nairobi. He completed general medical (MB.Ch.B) and specialist training (M.Med) in Paediatrics at the University of Nairobi in 2003 and 2009 respectively. He earned an MSc in Epidemiology from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in 2013 and started on his DPhil in Clinical Medicine in Hilary term 2015. Current research interests are in understanding the epidemiology of neonates admitted to hospitals in Kenya and the organization and delivery of hospital care for neonates.