Updated Oct 02, 2018

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Rapid and Multiplex Diagnosis of Maternal Bacterial Infections

Part of Mount Kenya University

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Focus Areas:

Maternal Newborn and Child Health

Maternal Newborn and Child HealthSEE LESS

Implemented In:

Kenya

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Innovation Description

Jesse Gitaka of Mount Kenya University in Kenya will lead the development and deployment of a point-of-care diagnostic for bacterial infections that have been implicated in poor pregnancy outcomes such as premature deliveries, still births, maternal and newborn sepsis and deaths. Their project will enable quick detection of these bacteria allowing for prompt treatment. They will test whether treating for these bacterial infections, which are usually not diagnosed, improves pregnancy outcomes in field situations. This strategy has the potential to inform pregnancy monitoring and follow up practice and policy.

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Kenya