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Dr Ambrose Agweyu
- Epidemiology and Demography Department, KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Kenya
- Nuffield Department of Medicine, University of Oxford, UK
- Strathmore Business School, Strathmore University, Kenya
Ambrose is a paediatrician and clinical epidemiologist with broad interests in pragmatic clinical trials, childhood respiratory illnesses, and clinical guideline implementation. He currently heads the Department of Epidemiology and Demography at the KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme. His research has focused on studying approaches to improving the care for the hospitalised child using a range of designs including randomised controlled trials, observational studies, and systematic reviews to inform evidence-based guideline development. He is currently Principal Investigator on a multi-country clinical trial comparing alternative treatments for severe pneumonia in children. He also co-leads a multi-site implementation science project to integrate methods for high-quality routine clinical data collection through promoting quality of clinical documentation and implementation of recommended paediatric care practices in 20 hospitals in Kenya. Nationally, Ambrose serves on various Ministry of Health technical panels where he has been involved in the development of national policy and strategy documents for newborn, child and adolescent health. He is also co-chair of the WHO/UNICEF Child Health Accountability Tracking (CHAT) Technical Advisory Group – a 12-member team with global representation convened to develop a standard set of harmonised indicators for tracking the continuum of care from pregnancy to adolescence.