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Neonatal nursing policy and practice in Kenya: Key stakeholders and their views on task-shifting as an intervention to improve care quality

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Background: Improving the quality of facility based neonatal care is central to tackling the burden of neonatal mortality in Low and Middle Income Countries (LMIC). Quality neonatal care is highly dependent on nursing care but a major challenge facing health systems in LMICs is human resource shortage. In Kenya, task-shifting among professional care cadres is being discussed as one potential strategy of addressing the human resource shortage, but little attention is being paid to the potenti...

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Under review
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10.12688/wellcomeopenres.14291.1

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences
Department:
Tropical Medicine
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Economic and Social Research Council More from this funder
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Wellcome Trust Publisher's website
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Wellcome Open Research Journal website
Volume:
3
Issue:
35
Publication date:
2018-04-03
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2398-502X
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pubs:894496
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uri:15aeaac0-f3cd-4118-83c1-0ed972a7e963
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uuid:15aeaac0-f3cd-4118-83c1-0ed972a7e963
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pubs:894496

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