Burden and outcome of neonatal diseases and conditions at a rural district hospital setting in Kenya

Authored by: M.K. Mwaniki
Thesis Universiteit van Amsterdam
Promotor(s): M. Boele van Hensbroek, C.R.J.C. Newton
Copromotor(s): P.A. Kager
Date of thesis defense: 08/10/2015

Although the common causes of neonatal morbidity and mortality are known, there is paucity of information on many aspects that are required for effective management of neonates presenting for care in health facilities in low-incomesettings. In this thesis, I set to bridge this knowledge gap by looking at theneonatal admissions burden, assessing the ability of clinical signs to identify very ill neonates likely to die, examining the causes of infections among neonates, and describing the long-term post admission outcomes. Read more