Professor Mike English tells us about the research project Health Services that Deliver for Newborns.
Basic hospital care may be key to saving newborn lives. Professor Mike English, University of Oxford, outlines a multidisciplinary project engaging policy-makers and practitioners in Kenya. This project demonstrated poor coverage of Nairobi's 4.25 million population if a sick newborn baby needs quality hospital care. Using novel research approaches the team also identified how severe shortages of nurses contribute to poor quality of care for patients and negatively affect nurses themselves.