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Leadership Program Enables Hospital to Improve Newborn Health Outcomes 15 Aug 2014
Leadership Program Enables Hospital to Improve Newborn Health Outcomes

Leadership Program Enables Hospital to Improve Newborn Health Outcomes  Until 2012, of the 120 babies born monthly in St. Theresa Hospital in Kiirua, Meru County, 10 suffered birth asphyxia as a result of poor monitoring and management of mothers during labor and child birth. Asphyxia is prolonged deprivation of oxygen supply to the newborn during [ ... ]

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Automation of Records Improves Regulation of Pharmacy Practice in Kenya30 Jul 2014
Automation of Records Improves Regulation of Pharmacy Practice in Kenya

Automation of Records Improves Regulation of Pharmacy Practice in Kenya Until 2012, the Pharmacy and Poisons Board (PPB), which regulates the practice of pharmacy, manufacturing and distribution of drugs and poisons in Kenya, operated a manual licensing system. This made it difficult to continuously update the records and monitor the licensing of pharmacists [ ... ]

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Increasing Facility-Based Deliveries to Improve Maternal and Child Health Outcomes24 Jul 2014
Increasing Facility-Based Deliveries to Improve Maternal and Child Health Outcomes

Increasing Facility-Based Deliveries to Improve Maternal and Child Health Outcomes Mothers who give birth at home face increased risk of infections and life-threatening complications, as do their babies. In Kenya, home-based births are a leading cause of maternal and neonatal deaths, many of which could be prevented if skilled birth attendants and proper [ ... ]

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