Kweka P

Vijiji International, Kilimani Tower, Mawenzi Road, Tanzania


  • Original Article   
    The Use of Guidelines for Lower Respiratory Tract Infections in Tanzania: A Lesson from Kilimanjaro Clinicians
    Author(s): Mbwele B*, Slot A, De Mast Q, Kweka P, Msuya M and Hulscher M

    Background: Evaluations of the guidelines for the management of Lower Respiratory Tract Infections (LRTI) Sub‑Saharan Africa, particularly in Tanzania is scant. Aim: The aim of the study was to assess the usefulness of the current Tanzanian treatment guideline for the management lower respiratory tract infection. Subjects and Methods: A descriptive cross sectional study in 11 hospitals of different levels in the Kilimanjaro region Data were collected from May 2012 to July 2012 by semi‑structured interview for clinicians using 2 dummy cases for practical assessment. Data were analyzed by STATA v11 (StataCorp, TX, USA). Qualitative narratives from the interviews were translated, transcribed then coded by colors into meaningful themes. Results: A variety of principles for diagnosing and managing LRTI were demonstrated by 53 clinicians of K.. Read More»

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