A team from LSTM’s Centre for Maternal and Newborn Health (CMNH) led by Dr Charles Ameh, Senior Clinical Lecturer and Deputy Head of CMNH, recently attended the Kenya Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society’s (KOGS) 43rd Annual Scientific Conference which was held in Nairobi from the 19th-22nd February 2019.
The annual KOGS conference gathers leading specialists and professionals from across Kenya to promote maternal and neonatal health in the country, share best and current practices and advocate for policy formulation and implementation. The theme of this year’s meeting was on ‘Basic, translational and implementation sciences in women’s health: From Bench, To Bedside and Policy’.
As part of the pre-conference programme, Dr Ameh led a workshop on assisted vaginal delivery with 25 attendees. The participants, which included consultants, midwives and obstetric residents, rated the session highly and recommended this as a regular continuous professional development training for all maternity care providers in Kenya.
Dr Ameh’s student, Dr Nelly Pato Dindi also presented on the topic ‘Risk factors for maternal mortality among women who had caesarean section delivery in Kenya: a case-control study’. This research was conducted during 2017-18, as part of LSTM’s Master’s in International Public Health. Nelly received the prize for best dissertation and was awarded the Sir Ken Newell award in December 2018.
Dr Charles Ameh, Senior Clinical Lecturer at CMNH:
“This conference was an excellent opportunity to disseminate research conducted under our maternal health quality improvement programme in Kenya. Also, to demonstrate the quality of research that LSTM students are engaged in”