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Date and time: 
Tue, 2017-11-14 09:59
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Prof Zahida Qureshi, Dr. George Gwako and Dr. Alfred Osoti conducted a one day training in Nairobi for participating hospital coordinators for the GLOBAL MATERNAL SEPSIS STUDY (GLOSS) at Bonds Restaurant Nairobi on the 14/11/2017.

This study is part of the “Global Maternal and Neonatal Sepsis Initiative” which has the overall goal of accelerating reduction of preventable maternal and newborn deaths related to sepsis.  The latest estimates suggest that infections are the underlying cause of 11% of maternal deaths and about 25% of newborn deaths, but the true burden of maternal infection and its complications is not well known. As is the case for other maternal conditions, the main reason for this uncertainty is the absence of standard definitions, identification criteria and measurement tools. In order to reduce the burden of maternal and neonatal infections it is necessary to have actionable identification criteria and optimize prevention and treatment of these conditions; improving our understanding of epidemiological and contextual factors will also contribute to that.


WHO will conduct this study in 54 countries in all regions of the world over a one week period from 28th November to 4th December 2017.


In Kenya, the geographic area selected for the study is Nairobi County and the participating hospitals are Kenyatta National Hospital, Pumwani Maternity hospital, Mama Lucy Kibaki hospital, Mbagathi Hospital, St Mary’s Mission Hospital, Mater Hospital, M.P. Shah Hospital, Aga Khan University Hospital, St Francis Mission Community Hospital, Uhai Neema Hospital Kasarani, Coptic Hospital. The Obstetrician/Gynaecologist and the Nursing officer in charge of eh maternity unit from each participating attended this training workshop.


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Expiry Date: 
Wed, 2023-11-29 09:59