Effect of strikes by health workers on mortality between 2010 and 2016 in Kilifi, Kenya: a population-based cohort analysis

@inproceedings{Ongayo2019EffectOS,
  title={Effect of strikes by health workers on mortality between 2010 and 2016 in Kilifi, Kenya: a population-based cohort analysis},
  author={Gerald Ong'ayo and Michael Ooko and Ruth W Wang'ondu and Christian Bottomley and Amek Nyaguara and Benjamin Tsofa and Thomas N Williams and Philip Bejon and J Anthony G Scott and Anthony O. Etyang},
  booktitle={The Lancet. Global health},
  year={2019}
}
BACKGROUND Health workers' strikes are a global occurrence. Kenya has had several strikes by health workers in recent years but their effect on mortality is unknown. We assessed the effect on mortality of six strikes by health workers that occurred from 2010 to 2016 in Kilifi, Kenya. METHODS Using daily mortality data obtained from the Kilifi Health and Demographic Surveillance System, we fitted a negative binomial regression model to estimate the change in mortality during strike periods and… CONTINUE READING

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