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Dr. Elizabeth Juma

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Senior Research Officer

Local Address: Kenya
Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI)

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


  • SMS
32 Total References
Web References
Novartis hits 500 million antimalarial delivery-mark » Green Media Ltd, 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, 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.
But Elizabeth Juma, an ..., 16 Dec 2011 [cached]
But Elizabeth Juma, an epidemiologist for the Kenya Medical Research Institute, said that iron supplements should continue to be provided as they are important for combatting the anaemia that malaria often causes.
By only providing patients with iron supplements after the malarial symptoms have been treated, the reduction of the drugs' effects could be avoided, she said.
KENYA: Malaria drug effectiveness hit by under-dosage | Global Health Progress, 12 Mar 2012 [cached]
According to Elizabeth Juma, head of malaria control at Kenya's Ministry of Public Health, proper malaria treatment is as important as malaria prevention, saying strategies such as the use of insecticide treated mosquito nets should be promoted.
"Proper treatment for those already infected with malaria is important, but even more important is the promotion of prevention strategies like the use of insecticide treated nets, which is still low in the country," she said.
Elizabeth Juma, the head of ..., 25 April 2009 [cached]
Elizabeth Juma, the head of the Division for Malaria Control in the Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation, said the survey focused on children younger than age five because of their vulnerability to the transmission of malaria, Capital News reports. (Karong'o, 6/30).
The survey also found that prescription drugs were being sold over the counter, and it calls on the Pharmacy and Poisons Board to ensure medicines are regulated, according to the Daily Nation. The report also recommends that children presenting with fever be tested for malaria and treated accordingly, "which is bound to raise debate given that most health clinics do not have the facilities and equipment to undertake such tests," writes the Daily Nation (6/30).
According to Capital News, "[t]he report further indicated that at least 61 percent of Kenyan children do not sleep under Insecticide Treated Nets (ITNs), which are recommended for preventing malaria spread. Juma said efforts to promote the use of bed nets must be scaled up (6/30).
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