Research Papers

Amref Health Africa`s Strategic Direction Six is Developing a Strong Research and Innovation Base to Contribute to Health Improvement in Africa

A strong research and innovation base is key to identifying new and effective means of improving health across Africa. Between the years 2011 - 2014, Amref Health Africa’s research will focus on influencing positive behavioural change to obtain better health outcomes, understanding health inequalities, addressing issues around disease prevention and uncovering strategies to build capacity in all areas of health service delivery.

To consolidate its position as a leader in African health development, Amref Health Africa researches and develops position papers on key health issues affecting communities in Africa as well as disseminates information through publication in peer reviewed journals and technical briefing papers.


Title: Factors Influencing Anti-Malarial Prophylaxis and Iron Supplementation Non-Compliance among Pregnant Women in Simiyu Region, Tanzania

Authors: Sambili Benatus; Kimambo Ronald; Peng Yun; Ishunga Elison; Matasha Edna; Matumu Godfrey; Noronha Rita; Ngilangwa David P. 2016.

Date: 23 June 2016.

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Title: Acceptability, Usability, and Views on Deployment of Peek, a Mobile Phone mHealth Intervention for Eye Care in Kenya: Qualitative Study.

Authors: Lodhia Vaishali, Karanja Sarah, Lees Shelley, Bastawrous Andrew.

Date: 9 May 2016.

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Title: Uptake and linkage into care over one year of providing HIV testing and counselling through community and health facility testing modalities in urban informal settlement of Kibera, Nairobi Kenya BMC Public Health.

Authors: Samuel Muhula, Peter Memiah, Lilian Mbau, Happiness Oruko, Bebora Baker, Geoffrey Ikiara, Margaret Mungai, Meshack Ndirangu, Dunstan Achwoka, Festus Ilako

Date: 4 May 2016

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Title: Advanced HIV disease at presentation to care in Nairobi, Kenya: late diagnosis or delayed linkage to care?—a cross-sectional study.

Authors: Mia Liisa van der Kop, Lehana Thabane, Patricia Opondo Awiti, Samuel Muhula, Lennie Bazira Kyomuhangi, Richard Todd Lester and Anna Mia Ekström.

Date: 18 April 2016

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Title: Challenges in Controlling the Ebola Outbreak in Two Prefectures in Guinea: Why Did Communities Continue to Resist?

Author: Sylla Thiam, Alexandre Delamou, Soriba Camara, Jane Carter, Eugene Kaman Lama, Bara Ndiaye, Josephat Nyagero, John Nduba, Mor Ngom

Date: 11 October 2015

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Title: Effectiveness of Ng’adakarin Bamocha Model in Improving Access to Ante-natal and Delivery Services Among Nomadic Pastoralist Communities of Turkana West and Turkana North Sub-Counties of Kenya

Author: Jillo Ali Jillo, Peter  Ofware, Susan Njuguna, and Wanja Mwaura-Tenamberge.

Date: 23 April 2015

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Title: Determinants of Use of Skilled Birth Attendant at Delivery in Makueni, Kenya: A Cross Sectional Study

Author: Anne Gitimu, Christine Herr, Happiness Oruko, Evalin Karijo, Richard Gichuki, Peter Ofware, Alice Lakati and Josephat Nyagero  

Date: 3 February 2015

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Title: Interaction between Climatic, Environmental, and Demographic Factors on Cholera Outbreaks in Kenya

Author: James D Stoltzfus, Jane Y Carter, Muge Akpinar-Elci, Martin Matu, Victoria Kimotho, Mark J Giganti, Daniel Langat and Omur Cinar Elci

Date: 3 February 2015

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Title: Availability and Utilization of the Mechanisms for Monitering and Evaluation Continuing Professional Development in Kenya: A Case of Middle Level Health Training Institutions

Author: Nzomo Mwita, Isaac Mwanzo, Sammy M. Muthwii, Ephantus W. Kabiru

Date: 22 January 2015

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Title: Effects of Selected Socio-Demographic Characteristics of Community Health Workers on Performance of Home Visits during Pregnancy: A Cross-Sectional Study in Busia District, Kenya

Author: Ndedda Crispin, Annah Wamae, Meshack Ndirangu, David Wamalwa,
Gilbert Wangalwa, Patrick Watako & Elijah Mbiti

Date: 21 May 2012

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Title: Determinants of Male Partner Involvement in Promoting Deliveries by skilled attendants in Busia, Kenya

Author: Mildred Nanjala & David Wamalwa

Date: 1 March 2012

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Title: Determinants of community based maternal health care service utilization in South Omo pastoral areas of Ethiopia

Author: Kebebe Ergano, Medhanit Getachew, Dawit Seyum, Kassahun Negash

Date: 15 February 2012

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Title: Making aid effective at the community level: the AMREF experience

Author: David Ojakaa, Elizabeth Okoth, Sam Wangila, Meshack Ndirangu, Naomi Mwangi & Festus Ilako

Date: 18 October 2011

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