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Dr. Elizabeth Juma

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Senior Research Officer

Local Address: Kenya
Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI)
 
Background

Employment History

  • National Malaria Control Programme Manager
    Minsitry of Public Health and Sanitation - Kenya
  • National Malaria Control Programme Manager
    Minsitry of Public Health and Sanitation
  • Head of the Division of Malaria Control
    Ministry of Public Health
  • Head of the Malaria Control Programme
    Ministry of Public Health
  • Head
    Division of Malaria Control

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Director
    Division of Malaria Control

Education

  • SMS
32 Total References
Web References
Novartis hits 500 million antimalarial delivery-mark » Green Media Ltd
www.greenmedialtd.com, 19 Jan 2012 [cached]
"Not only are RDTs cost effective, they are convenient because no power, skilled personnel or sophisticated instruments are needed to realise results," says Dr Elizabeth Juma, head of the Division of Malaria Control (DOMC) at the Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation.
She says the process is rapid because it takes 15 minutes to determine whether the patient is positive or negative and proceed to the next stage.
"Microscopy takes more time with the extraction of blood samples that must be smeared on a slide and stained for easy scan under a microscope. RDT is a short cut from that cumbersome and expensive route," says Dr Juma.
Besides monitoring the availability of drugs at remote health centres, explains Dr Juma, SMS for Life helps health managers at district and higher levels all the way to the Kenya Medical Supplies Agency know on a weekly basis the consumption of RDT kits at a particular health centre, the number of patients tested and their malaria status and what else needs to be done.
"With easy accessibility to tests and drugs at their neighbourhoods and ability by health officials at higher echelons to promptly keep pace with the progress on the ground, the SMS approach is bound to be effective," says Dr Juma.
She says in places where it has been rolled out fully like Tanzania, SMS for Life has been more effective than nets that have been used for fishing and converted into wedding gowns in some places.
Climate model gives early warning of malaria outbreaks « Afronline – The Voice Of Africa
www.afronline.org, 29 Sept 2010 [cached]
Elizabeth Juma, head of the malaria control programme at Kenya's Ministry of Health, said that the model will help in reducing malaria deaths. "The collaborative effort with the metrological department is timely and will be vital in fighting malaria, and we hope that it will be rolled out in areas that are affected," she said.
Elizabeth Juma, head of ...
malaria.love.com, 9 July 2009 [cached]
Elizabeth Juma, head of Kenya's Division of Malaria Control, said, "Though mosquito net ownership has increased, their actual use remains relatively low.
Malaria Consortium - News and Media
www.malariaconsortium.org, 5 Oct 2009 [cached]
Dr Elizabeth Juma, director of Kenya's Division of Malaria Control, Ministry of Health, believes it is hard to get people to change their behaviour. "You have to get people into the habit of hanging a net," she said. In many Kenyan homes, there is no fixed sleeping area - a different place or room in the house might be used on subsequent nights. So people must be encouraged, she said, to carry their net with them to their next sleeping place.
GlobalRPH - MRSA/Drug Resistance News
www.globalrph.com [cached]
Elizabeth Juma, head of Kenya's Division of Malaria Control, said, "Though mosquito net ownership has increased, their actual use remains relatively low. ...more
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