Robinson Njoroge Karuga

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BACKGROUND This study analyzes the consequences of maternal death to households in Western Kenya, specifically, neonatal and infant survival, childcare and schooling, disruption of daily household activities, the emotional burden on household members, and coping mechanisms. METHODS The study is a combination of qualitative analysis with matched and(More)
BACKGROUND The rising rates of primary caesarean section have resulted in a larger obstetric population with scarred uteri. Subsequent pregnancies in these women are risk-prone and may complicate. Besides ensuring standardised management, care pathways could be used to evaluate for perinatal outcomes in these high risk pregnancies. We aim to demonstrate the(More)
BACKGROUND This study explores the consequences of a maternal death to households in rural Western Kenya focusing particularly on the immediate financial and economic impacts. METHODS Between September 2011 and March 2013 all households in the study area with a maternal death were surveyed. Data were collected on the demographic characteristics of the(More)
BACKGROUND The MSM population in Kenya contributes to 15% of HIV incidence. This calls for innovative HIV prevention interventions. Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) has been efficacious in preventing HIV among MSM in trials. There is limited data on the willingness to take daily oral PrEP in sub-Sahara Africa. PrEP has not been approved for routine use in(More)
BACKGROUND Uterine massage may significantly reduce post partum blood loss and could be patient-driven. OBJECTIVE To assess the effectiveness of an alarm reminder system for self uterine massage in the prevention of post partum blood loss. DESIGN A random controlled trial. SETTING Meru District Hospital, Kenya. SUBJECTS One hundred and twenty seven(More)
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