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Research in Mediicne

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1. Assessing Non-Communicable Diseases Risk factors among Patients attending HIV/AIDS, Mother Child Health and Family planning programmes in Ukwala Sub-County Hospital, Siaya, Kenya. (Approved by: Maseno University Ethics Review Committee: Ref: MSU/DRPI/MUERC/00486/17)
Investigators:
  • Gerald Yonga, MBChB, MMed, MBA, (healthcare), FRCP (Edin), FESC, FACC. Professor, Cardiologist.
  • James Jowi, MBChB, MMed, Dip. Clin. Neurology, (UC London), FRCP (Edin), FRCP (London); FCP (ECSA) Associate Professor, Neurologist.
  • Kenneth Juma, BSc, MPH, MSc (Epidemiology), PhD Fellow.
Progress: Data analysis
2. Clinical profile and outcomes on patients with cerebro vascular disaease at a hospital in Kisumu County; Kenya.
Principle Investigator:
  • Jowi J.O., FRCPE, FRCP, FCP (ECSA). Associate Professor, Neurologist.
  • Co-Investigator: Aweyo F. A., Medical officer, Avenue Hospital Kisumu. MBChB, Dip Disaster Management, MBA.
Progress: Data analysis stage.

3. Dr. Wafula Nalwa, Co-Principal Investigator.
The Global congestive Heart Failure Registry.
Sponsor: Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation.
Collaborator: Population Health Research Institute.
Local research team:

  • University of MacMaster.
  • Kenyatta National Hospital, (Nairobi).
  • Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital, (Eldoret).
  • Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital.

A study of the determinants of morbidity and mortality of Heart Failure patients around the world.

4. Dr. Wafula Nalwa, Investigator.
The Mother and Infant Visit Adherence and Treatment Engagement study, (MOTIVATE) study. This randomised study takes place in Migori, Kisumu and Homa Bay counties. Aim of study is to "evaluate the effect of mobile text messaging, community-based mentor mothers (cMMs), or both on increasing antiretroviral therapy (ART) adherence, retention in HIV care, maternal viral load suppression, and mother-to-child HIV transmission for mother-infant pairs receiving lifelong ART"

Study sponsors are;

Collaborators are;

  1. University of California, San Fransisco.
  2. Kenya Medical REsearch Institute, (KEMRI).
  3. Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Developoment, (NICHD)