The first Public Randomization Meeting was held at the University of Nairobi, KAVI – Institute of Clinical Research Boardroom. Spearheaded by KAVI-Institute of Clinical Research (KAVI-ICR), University of Nairobi in partnership with National Institute of Health Research –Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (NIHR-LSTM) through the country Lead/PI Dr Sabina Wakasiaka, it brought together all stakeholders from our participating sites/clusters across the country. This was part of our preparations for the Evaluation of a multi-component intervention Research Study to improve care and support for parents after stillbirth or neonatal death.

This study seeks to determine the optimum way to reduce the number of stillbirth and neonatal deaths in high-burden settings, how best to support women and families who experience a stillbirth or neonatal death and develop research capacity and mechanisms of knowledge-transfer in high-burden settings, with particular (but not exclusive) emphasis on nurses and midwives.