Joyce Jebet Cheptum

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INTRODUCTION Uncontrolled hypertension is a leading modifiable risk factor for cardiovascular disease morbidity and mortality. Data on adequacy of blood pressure control in Kenya is scarce. This study aimed at assessing the level of blood pressure control among hypertensive patients on follow-up in a regional referral hospital. METHODS Data regarding(More)
Barriers to accessing and utilizing maternal and infant services hinder the progress of achieving the Millenium Development Goals 4 and 5, consequently improving maternal and infant health is an international priority.Maternal and infant mortality is highest in developing countries where several barriers to access and utilization of health care exist. This(More)
BACKGROUND Globally, life-threatening diseases are on the rise, indicating the need for palliative care, an approach of ensuring quality of life for the patient and his or her family. Education and training is one of the ways of ensuring staff competency in providing palliative care. AIMS This study sought to explore challenges faced by both public and(More)
BACKGROUND Death of a baby in-utero is a very devastating event to the mother and the family. Most stillbirths occur during labor and birth with other deaths occurring during the antenatal period. Millions of families experience stillbirths, yet these deaths remain uncounted, and policies have not been clearly stipulated to address this issue. The aim of(More)
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