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Case studies in Public health Supplement 2 Supplement
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Kenya Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Program; Strengthening Public Health Systems through Experiential Training and Operational Research

This supplement describes the findings of some of the programmatic and operational research conducted by the Kenya FELTP residents and graduates. The core mandate of the Kenya FELTP is to increase epidemiologic capacity within the Ministry of Health. Health care workers are enrolled into a two-year, master degree awarding fellowship in which applied epidemiological principles are learned mostly through field experiences, conducting activities such as public-health surveillance evaluations for infectious and non-infectious diseases, programmatic research, and outbreak investigation. This training-through-service approach ensures that the activities of the trainees help strengthen the public health systems, even before they complete the program. The authors describe the findings of some of the programmatic and operational research conducted by the residents and graduates to address public health challenges in Kenya.

Guest editors: Zeinab Gura, Jane Githuku, Sara Lowther

Contact: Kenya Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Programme

Contents

Pan Af Med J. 2017;28 (Supp 1):1

Catalysts for implementation of One Health in Kenya

Athman Mwatondo, Peninah Munyua, Zeinab Gura, Mathew Muturi, Eric Osoro, Mark Obonyo, Austine Bitek, Harry Oyas, Murithi Mbaabu, Jackson Kioko, Kariuki Njenga, Sara Lowther, Samuel Mwangi Thumbi

The current Zika outbreak in the Americas, the recent Ebola epidemic in West Africa, and the increased frequency and impact of emerging and re-emerging infections of animal origin have increased the calls for greater preparedness in early detection and responses to public health events. ...

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Factors associated with uptake of dual contraception among HIV-infected women in Bungoma County, Kenya: a cross-sectional study

Agnes Mideva Mulongo, Raphael Wekesa Lihana, Jane Githuku, Zeinab Gura, Simon Karanja

dual contraception, the use of non-barrier contraceptive method in combination with condoms,is an effective strategy in the elimination of mother-to-child transmission (eMTCT) of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and the achievement of zero new HIV infections. Despite its effectiveness,dual contr ...

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Pan Af Med J. 2017;28 (Supp 1):3

Molecular epidemiology and associated risk factors of rotavirus infection among children under 5 years hospitalized for acute gastroenteritis in North Eastern, Kenya, 2012

Ahmed Mohamed Fidhow, Amwayi Samwel, Zipporah Ng’ang’a, Joseph Oundo, James Nyangao, Arvelo Wences

Rotavirus is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality among children under five years worldwide. This study aimed to characterize the circulating genotypes of rotavirus and to determine risk factors of rotavirus infection in North Eastern, Kenya before the introduction of rotavirus vaccines. ...

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Research
Tuberculosis infection among health care workers: a case series in two district hospitals, Kenya, August 2013
Evalyne Wambui Kanyina, Waqo Gufu Boru, Gerald Mburu Mucheru, Samuel Anyangu Amwayi, Tura Galgalo
Pan Afr Med J. 2017; 28(Suppl 1): 4, 03 November 2017
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Antimicrobial residues and compositional quality of informally marketed raw cow milk, Lamu West Sub-County, Kenya, 2015
George Kiage Ondieki, Jackson Nyarongi Ombui, Mark Obonyo, Zeinab Gura, Jane Githuku, Austine Bitek Orinde, Joseph Kangangi Gikunju
Pan Afr Med J. 2017; 28(Suppl 1): 5, 03 November 2017
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Male partner involvement in efforts to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV in Kisumu County, Western Kenya, 2015
Elvis Oyugi, Zeinab Gura, Waqo Boru, Jane Githuku, Dickens Onyango, Walter Otieno, Venny Nyambati
Pan Afr Med J. 2017; 28(Suppl 1): 6, 04 November 2017
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Factors associated with caesarean sections among mothers delivering at Mama Lucy Kibaki Hospital, Nairobi, Kenya between January and March, 2015: a case-control study
Samuel Juma, Venny Nyambati, Mohamed Karama, Jane Githuku, Zeinab Gura
Pan Afr Med J. 2017; 28(Suppl 1): 7, 04 November 2017
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Folate deficiency and utilization of folic acid fortified flour among pregnant women attending antenatal clinic at Pumwani Maternity Hospital, Kenya, 2015
Elizabeth Mgamb, Zeinab Gura, Peter Wanzala, Jane Githuku, Anselimo Makokha
Pan Afr Med J. 2017; 28(Suppl 1): 8, 04 November 2017
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Cryptosporidium infection in calves and the environment in Asembo, Western Kenya: 2015
Allan Ogendo, Mark Obonyo, Peter Wasswa, Austine Bitek, Amos Mbugua, Samuel Mwangi Thumbi
Pan Afr Med J. 2017; 28(Suppl 1): 9, 04 November 2017
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Etiology of bacterial meningitis: a cross-sectional study among patients admitted in a semi-urban hospital in Nairobi, Kenya
Charles Njonjo Gituro, Andrew Nyerere, Musa Otieno Ngayo, Edward Maina, Jane Githuku, Waqo Boru
Pan Afr Med J. 2017; 28(Suppl 1): 10, 04 November 2017
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Factors associated with interruption of tuberculosis treatment among patients in Nandi County, Kenya 2015
Alfred Wandeba Wanyonyi, Paul Mutebi Wanjala, Jane Githuku, Elvis Oyugi, Hellen Kutima
Pan Afr Med J. 2017; 28(Suppl 1): 11, 06 November 2017
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An outbreak of cholera in western Kenya, 2015: a case control study
Elvis O. Oyugi, Waqo Boru, Mark Obonyo, Jane Githuku, Dickens Onyango, Alfred Wandeba, Eunice Omesa, Tabitha Mwangi, Hudson Kigen, Joshua Muiruri, Zeinab Gura
Pan Afr Med J. 2017; 28(Suppl 1): 12, 06 November 2017
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