Improving the ability of health systems to deliver essential hospital services: examining strategies targeting seriously ill children and newborns in Kenya

Year of award: 2011


  • Prof Michael English

    University of Oxford

Project summary

Dr English's research focuses on district hospitals, testing interventions hypothesised to improve the adoption of evidence-based paediatric practices specifically, and the quality of care more generally. He is working with the Kenyan Ministry of Health to develop a 'Clinical Information Network', which will generate a common clinical dataset spanning multiple hospitals. The data will be used to evaluate the effectiveness of performance feedback as an intervention; additional interventions will then be layered onto this platform to examine the effectiveness of multifaceted intervention strategies. Dr English's research team uses statistical, organisational and behavioural research methods to evaluate intervention effects and the relationships between context and mechanisms.