Geoffrey M Lairumbi

Summary

Affiliation: Kenya Medical Research Institute
Country: Kenya

Publications

  1. pmc Service delivery in Kenyan district hospitals - what can we learn from literature on mid-level managers?
    Jacinta Nzinga
    Health services and Research Group, Kenya Medical Research Institute Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Nairobi 00100, PO Box 43640, Nairobi, Kenya
    Hum Resour Health 11:10. 2013
  2. pmc Forms of benefit sharing in global health research undertaken in resource poor settings: a qualitative study of stakeholders' views in Kenya
    Geoffrey M Lairumbi
    Child and Newborn Health Group, Kenya Medical Research Institute, Centre for Geographic Medicine Research Coast, Nairobi Unit, PO Box 43640, 00100 Nairobi, Kenya
    Philos Ethics Humanit Med 7:7. 2012
  3. pmc Explaining the effects of a multifaceted intervention to improve inpatient care in rural Kenyan hospitals--interpretation based on retrospective examination of data from participant observation, quantitative and qualitative studies
    Mike English
    KEMRI Wellcome Trust Research Programme, P O Box 43640, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
    Implement Sci 6:124. 2011
  4. pmc Implementation experience during an eighteen month intervention to improve paediatric and newborn care in Kenyan district hospitals
    Jacinta Nzinga
    KEMRI Centre for Geographic Medicine Research Coast, and Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Box 43640, Nairobi, Kenya
    Implement Sci 4:45. 2009
  5. pmc Documenting the experiences of health workers expected to implement guidelines during an intervention study in Kenyan hospitals
    Jacinta Nzinga
    KEMRI Centre for Geographic Medicine Research Coast, KEMRI Wellcome Trust Programme, PO Box 43640, Nairobi, Kenya
    Implement Sci 4:44. 2009
  6. pmc Ethics in practice: the state of the debate on promoting the social value of global health research in resource poor settings particularly Africa
    Geoffrey M Lairumbi
    Child and Newborn Health Group, KEMRI Wellcome Trust Research Programme, PO Box 43640, Nairobi, Kenya
    BMC Med Ethics 12:22. 2011
  7. pmc Stakeholders understanding of the concept of benefit sharing in health research in Kenya: a qualitative study
    Geoffrey M Lairumbi
    KEMRI Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Centre for Geographic Medicine, Nairobi Unit, P, O Box 43640, 00100, Nairobi, Kenya
    BMC Med Ethics 12:20. 2011
  8. pmc Promoting the social value of research in Kenya: examining the practical aspects of collaborative partnerships using an ethical framework
    Geoffrey Mbaabu Lairumbi
    Kenya Medical Research Institute, Centre for Geographic Medicine Research Coast, Wellcome Trust Research Programme, P O Box 43640, Nairobi, Kenya
    Soc Sci Med 67:734-47. 2008
  9. pmc Progressive increase in antimicrobial resistance among invasive isolates of Haemophilus influenzae obtained from children admitted to a hospital in Kilifi, Kenya, from 1994 to 2002
    J Anthony G Scott
    Wellcome Trust Kenya Medical Research Institute, Centre for Geographic Medicine Research Coast, P O Box 230, Kilifi, Kenya
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 49:3021-4. 2005
  10. pmc Defining childhood severe falciparum malaria for intervention studies
    Philip Bejon
    Kenya Medical Research Institute KEMRI Wellcome Trust Collaborative Research Programme, Centre for Geographic Medicine Research Coast, Kilifi, Kenya
    PLoS Med 4:e251. 2007

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Publications43

  1. pmc Service delivery in Kenyan district hospitals - what can we learn from literature on mid-level managers?
    Jacinta Nzinga
    Health services and Research Group, Kenya Medical Research Institute Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Nairobi 00100, PO Box 43640, Nairobi, Kenya
    Hum Resour Health 11:10. 2013
    ..In the Kenyan hospital settings, these are roles that head of departments who are also clinical or nursing service providers might play...
  2. pmc Forms of benefit sharing in global health research undertaken in resource poor settings: a qualitative study of stakeholders' views in Kenya
    Geoffrey M Lairumbi
    Child and Newborn Health Group, Kenya Medical Research Institute, Centre for Geographic Medicine Research Coast, Nairobi Unit, PO Box 43640, 00100 Nairobi, Kenya
    Philos Ethics Humanit Med 7:7. 2012
    ..This study explores practical experiences of stakeholders involved in global health research in Kenya, over what benefits are fair within a developing world context...
  3. pmc Explaining the effects of a multifaceted intervention to improve inpatient care in rural Kenyan hospitals--interpretation based on retrospective examination of data from participant observation, quantitative and qualitative studies
    Mike English
    KEMRI Wellcome Trust Research Programme, P O Box 43640, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
    Implement Sci 6:124. 2011
    ....
  4. pmc Implementation experience during an eighteen month intervention to improve paediatric and newborn care in Kenyan district hospitals
    Jacinta Nzinga
    KEMRI Centre for Geographic Medicine Research Coast, and Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Box 43640, Nairobi, Kenya
    Implement Sci 4:45. 2009
    ..Our findings suggest ongoing training, external supportive supervision, open feedback, and local facilitation may be valuable additions to more typical in-service training approaches, and may be feasible...
  5. pmc Documenting the experiences of health workers expected to implement guidelines during an intervention study in Kenyan hospitals
    Jacinta Nzinga
    KEMRI Centre for Geographic Medicine Research Coast, KEMRI Wellcome Trust Programme, PO Box 43640, Nairobi, Kenya
    Implement Sci 4:44. 2009
    ..At an individual level, lack of interest in the evidence supporting guidelines, feelings that they erode professionalism, and expectations that people should be paid to change practice threaten successful implementation...
  6. pmc Ethics in practice: the state of the debate on promoting the social value of global health research in resource poor settings particularly Africa
    Geoffrey M Lairumbi
    Child and Newborn Health Group, KEMRI Wellcome Trust Research Programme, PO Box 43640, Nairobi, Kenya
    BMC Med Ethics 12:22. 2011
    ..International and local research ethics guidelines are reviewed here to delineate the guidance they provide...
  7. pmc Stakeholders understanding of the concept of benefit sharing in health research in Kenya: a qualitative study
    Geoffrey M Lairumbi
    KEMRI Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Centre for Geographic Medicine, Nairobi Unit, P, O Box 43640, 00100, Nairobi, Kenya
    BMC Med Ethics 12:20. 2011
    ..We examine this awareness among stakeholders involved in health related research in Kenya...
  8. pmc Promoting the social value of research in Kenya: examining the practical aspects of collaborative partnerships using an ethical framework
    Geoffrey Mbaabu Lairumbi
    Kenya Medical Research Institute, Centre for Geographic Medicine Research Coast, Wellcome Trust Research Programme, P O Box 43640, Nairobi, Kenya
    Soc Sci Med 67:734-47. 2008
    ....
  9. pmc Progressive increase in antimicrobial resistance among invasive isolates of Haemophilus influenzae obtained from children admitted to a hospital in Kilifi, Kenya, from 1994 to 2002
    J Anthony G Scott
    Wellcome Trust Kenya Medical Research Institute, Centre for Geographic Medicine Research Coast, P O Box 230, Kilifi, Kenya
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 49:3021-4. 2005
    ..In Africa, the increasing cost of treating resistant infections supports economic arguments for prevention through conjugate H. influenzae type b immunization...
  10. pmc Defining childhood severe falciparum malaria for intervention studies
    Philip Bejon
    Kenya Medical Research Institute KEMRI Wellcome Trust Collaborative Research Programme, Centre for Geographic Medicine Research Coast, Kilifi, Kenya
    PLoS Med 4:e251. 2007
    ....
  11. pmc Are hospitals prepared to support newborn survival? - An evaluation of eight first-referral level hospitals in Kenya
    Charles Opondo
    KEMRI Centre for Geographic Medicine Research Coast, and Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Nairobi, Kenya
    Trop Med Int Health 14:1165-72. 2009
    ..To assess the availability of resources that support the provision of basic neonatal care in eight first-referral level (district) hospitals in Kenya...
  12. pmc A multifaceted intervention to implement guidelines and improve admission paediatric care in Kenyan district hospitals: a cluster randomised trial
    Philip Ayieko
    KEMRI Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Nairobi, Kenya
    PLoS Med 8:e1001018. 2011
    ..However, strategies to change multiple paediatric care practices in rural hospitals have rarely been evaluated...
  13. pmc Quality of hospital care for sick newborns and severely malnourished children in Kenya: a two-year descriptive study in 8 hospitals
    David Gathara
    KEMRI Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Nairobi, Kenya
    BMC Health Serv Res 11:307. 2011
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  14. pmc Use of clinical syndromes to target antibiotic prescribing in seriously ill children in malaria endemic area: observational study
    James A Berkley
    Centre for Geographic Medicine Research Coast, PO Box 230, Kilifi, Kenya
    BMJ 330:995. 2005
    ..To determine how well antibiotic treatment is targeted by simple clinical syndromes and to what extent drug resistance threatens affordable antibiotics...
  15. pmc Case management of childhood pneumonia in developing countries
    Philip Ayieko
    Kenya Medical Research Institute Wellcome Trust Collaboration, Nairobi, Kenya
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 26:432-40. 2007
    ..This article reviews recent evidence on clinical assessment and severity classification of pneumonia and reported results on the effectiveness of currently recommended treatments...
  16. pmc Health systems research in a low-income country: easier said than done
    Mike English
    Kenya Medical Research Institute, Centre for Geographic Medicine Research Coast, Nairobi, Kenya
    Arch Dis Child 93:540-4. 2008
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  17. pmc Treatment of African children with severe malaria - towards evidence-informed clinical practice using GRADE
    Nyokabi Musila
    Child and Newborn Health Group, Kenya Medical Research Institute Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Nairobi, Kenya
    Malar J 10:201. 2011
    ....
  18. pmc Incidence and severity of respiratory syncytial virus pneumonia in rural Kenyan children identified through hospital surveillance
    D James Nokes
    Kenya Medical Research Institute, Centre for Geographic Medicine Research Coast, Kilifi, Kenya
    Clin Infect Dis 49:1341-9. 2009
    ..Although necessary for developing a rationale for vaccination, the burden of severe respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) disease in children in resource-poor settings remains poorly defined...
  19. pmc Mini-review: Management of hypoglycaemia in children aged 0-59 months
    Robin Achoki
    KEMRI Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Nairobi, Kenya
    J Trop Pediatr 56:227-34. 2010
    ..Emerging evidence suggests that sublingual sugar is a feasible and effective therapy for correction of hypoglycaemia, and should be considered where intravenous glucose is delayed or impossible...
  20. pmc An intervention to improve paediatric and newborn care in Kenyan district hospitals: Understanding the context
    Mike English
    KEMRI Centre for Geographic Medicine Research Coast, and Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Box 43640, Nairobi, Kenya
    Implement Sci 4:42. 2009
    ..We have demonstrated how dynamic such contexts are, and therefore the need to consider context when interpreting an intervention's effectiveness...
  21. pmc What clinical signs best identify severe illness in young infants aged 0-59 days in developing countries? A systematic review
    Newton Opiyo
    KEMRI Wellcome Trust Research Programme, P O Box 43640, 00100 GPO, Nairobi, Kenya
    Arch Dis Child 96:1052-9. 2011
    ..5°C or <35.5°C, change in level of activity, fast breathing/respiratory rate ≥60 breaths per minute, severe chest indrawing, grunting and cyanosis...
  22. pmc Examining agreement between clinicians when assessing sick children
    John Wagai
    Child and Newborn Health Group, Centre for Geographic Medicine, Kenyan Medical Research Institute Wellcome Trust Programme, Nairobi, Kenya
    PLoS ONE 4:e4626. 2009
    ..Using video records of clinical signs we assessed agreement among experts and assessed whether Kenyan health workers could identify signs defined by expert consensus...
  23. pmc Young infant sepsis: aetiology, antibiotic susceptibility and clinical signs
    Opiyo Newton
    Kenya Medical Research Institute Wellcome Trust Research Programme, 00100 GPO, Nairobi, Kenya
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 101:959-66. 2007
    ..Improved country level data on pattern of microorganisms, resistance and antibiotic use are required to help reduce mortality through development of local, evidence-based clinical guidelines...
  24. pmc Access, sources and value of new medical information: views of final year medical students at the University of Nairobi
    Adrian Gituma
    College of Health Sciences, University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
    Trop Med Int Health 14:118-22. 2009
    ..To evaluate final year medical students' access to new medical information...
  25. pmc Abandoning presumptive antimalarial treatment for febrile children aged less than five years--a case of running before we can walk?
    Mike English
    KEMRI Wellcome Trust Programme, Centre for Geographic Medicine Research Coast, Nairobi, Kenya
    PLoS Med 6:e1000015. 2009
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  26. pmc HIV infection, malnutrition, and invasive bacterial infection among children with severe malaria
    James A Berkley
    Centre for Geographic Medicine Research, Kilifi, Kenya
    Clin Infect Dis 49:336-43. 2009
    ..However, it is unclear whether their cooccurrence with falciparum parasitization and severe disease happens by chance or by association among children in areas where malaria is endemic...
  27. pmc Developing and introducing evidence based clinical practice guidelines for serious illness in Kenya
    Grace Irimu
    Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, College of Health Sciences, University of Nairobi, Republic of Kenya
    Arch Dis Child 93:799-804. 2008
  28. pmc Development of paediatric quality of inpatient care indicators for low-income countries - A Delphi study
    Stephen Ntoburi
    Kenya Medical Research Institute Wellcome Trust Centre for Geographic Medicine Research, Kilifi, Kenya
    BMC Pediatr 10:90. 2010
    ..Indicators of quality of care for children in hospitals in low-income countries have been proposed, but information on their perceived validity and acceptability is lacking...
  29. pmc An increase in the burden of neonatal admissions to a rural district hospital in Kenya over 19 years
    Michael K Mwaniki
    Centre for Geographic Medicine Research Coast, Kenya Medical Research Institute, PO Box 230, Kilifi, Kenya
    BMC Public Health 10:591. 2010
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  30. pmc In-service training for health professionals to improve care of the seriously ill newborn or child in low and middle-income countries (Review)
    Newton Opiyo
    Child and Newborn Health Group, Kenya Medical Research Institute Wellcome Trust Research Programme, PO Box 43640, Nairobi, Kenya, 00100 GPO
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 4:CD007071. 2010
    ..To optimise appropriate policy decisions, studies should aim to collect data on resource use and costs of training implementation...
  31. pmc Effect of newborn resuscitation training on health worker practices in Pumwani Hospital, Kenya
    Newton Opiyo
    Kenya Medical Research Institute KEMRI Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Nairobi, Kenya
    PLoS ONE 3:e1599. 2008
    ..Our aim was to determine if a simple one day newborn resuscitation training (NRT) alters health worker resuscitation practices in a public hospital setting in Kenya...
  32. pmc Typhoid fever in children in Africa
    Evanson Mweu
    Kenya Medical Research Institute KEMRI, Centre for Geographic Medicine Research, Nairobi, Kenya, and College of Health Sciences, University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
    Trop Med Int Health 13:532-40. 2008
    ..Countries such as Kenya need better bacterial disease surveillance systems allied to better information for healthcare providers to promote appropriate decision-making on prevention and treatment strategies...
  33. pmc Signs of illness in Kenyan infants aged less than 60 days
    Mike English
    KEMR IWellcome Trust Collaborative Programme, PO Box 43640, 00100 GPO, Nairobi, Kenya
    Bull World Health Organ 82:323-9. 2004
    ..We aimed to describe and evaluate the potential of simple clinical features to identify severe illness among young infants who present to rural district hospitals in Kenya...
  34. pmc Clinical indicators of bacterial meningitis among neonates and young infants in rural Kenya
    Michael K Mwaniki
    Centre for Geographic Medicine Research, Kenya Medical Research Institute, Kilifi, Kenya
    BMC Infect Dis 11:301. 2011
    ..We aimed to identify indicators of bacterial meningitis in young infants in Kenya, and compared their performance to the WHO guidelines. We also examined the feasibility of developing a scoring system for meningitis...
  35. ncbi Malaria: pathogenicity and disease
    Mike English
    Center for Geographic Medicine Research, Kenya Medical Research Institute, Wellcome Trust Research Laboratories, PO Box 230, Kilifi, Kenya
    Chem Immunol 80:50-69. 2002
  36. pmc Newborn resuscitation: defining best practice for low-income settings
    Opiyo Newton
    Kenya Medical Research Institute Wellcome Trust Collaborative Programme, P O Box 43640, 00100 GPO, Nairobi, Kenya
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 100:899-908. 2006
    ..Basic, effective resuscitation should therefore be available at all health facilities and potentially in the community...
  37. ncbi Iron and folic acid supplementation and malaria risk
    Mike English
    Kenya Medical Research Institute Wellcome Trust Collaborative Programme, Nairobi, Kenya
    Lancet 367:90-1. 2006
  38. pmc Viewpoint: Economic evaluation of package of care interventions employing clinical guidelines
    Edwine W Barasa
    KEMRI Centre for Geographic Medicine Research Coast, and Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Nairobi, Kenya
    Trop Med Int Health 16:97-104. 2011
    ....
  39. ncbi Bacteremia among children admitted to a rural hospital in Kenya
    James A Berkley
    Centre for Geographic Medicine Research Coast, Kilifi, Kenya
    N Engl J Med 352:39-47. 2005
    ..We studied every acute pediatric admission to a rural district hospital in Kenya to examine the prevalence, incidence, types, and outcome of community-acquired bacteremia...
  40. pmc Developing a tool to measure health worker motivation in district hospitals in Kenya
    Patrick M Mbindyo
    Kenya Medical Research Institute Centre for Geographic Medical Research Coast Wellcome Trust Collaborative Programme, Nairobi, Kenya
    Hum Resour Health 7:40. 2009
    ..CONCLUSION: The 10-item score developed may be useful to monitor changes in motivation over time within our study or be used for more extensive rapid assessments of health worker motivation in Kenya...
  41. ncbi In children aged 2-59 months with pneumonia, which clinical signs best predict hypoxaemia?
    Philip Ayieko
    Kenya Medical Research Institute Wellcome Trust Collaboration, Nairobi, Kenya
    J Trop Pediatr 52:307-10. 2006
  42. pmc Contextual influences on health worker motivation in district hospitals in Kenya
    Patrick Mbindyo
    Kenya Medical Research Institute Centre for Geographic Medical Research Coast Wellcome Trust Collaborative Programme, Box 43640 00100 GPO, Nairobi, Kenya
    Implement Sci 4:43. 2009
    ..Some factors influencing motivation may themselves be influenced by the processes chosen to implement change...
  43. ncbi Outcome of delivery and cause-specific mortality and severe morbidity in early infancy: a Kenyan District Hospital birth cohort
    Mike English
    Centre for Geographic Medicine Research Coast, Kenya Medical Research Institute, Kilifi, Kenya
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 69:228-32. 2003
    ..Assessing the cost effectiveness of the latter, particularly for very specific interventions such as further maternal vaccination, will require very large trials...