PTBi East Africa

PTBi East Africa

The Preterm Birth Initiative (PTBi), a partnership between Lynne and Marc Benioff, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), offers a unique opportunity to apply scientific, clinical, and community expertise to address the growing problem of prematurity.

The PTBi East Africa program’s theory of change is based on the belief that attention to measurement and quality improvement processes can transform the quality of care delivered to women and their babies resulting in decreased incidence and improved outcomes for preterm infants.

PTBi-EA currently works in 17 county and sub-county hospitals in Migori County, Kenya; 6 regional and district hospitals in the Busoga region, Uganda; and 36 health centers across 5 districts in Rwanda. This research PTBi East Africa has expanded its research footprint, and more importantly its research impact, through its investments in locally-led implementation and discovery research and capacity building programs.

Collaborators

Dilys Walker

MNCH Title
Principal Investigator
Primary Affiliation
University of California San Francisco

Elizabeth Butrick

MNCH Title
Senior Program Manager
Primary Affiliation
University of California San Francisco

Patience Afulani

MNCH Title
Assistant Professor
Primary Affiliation
University of California San Francisco

Carolyn Smith Hughes

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Doctoral Student
Primary Affiliation
University of California San Francisco

Alisa Jenny

MNCH Title
Senior Technical Advisor
Primary Affiliation
University of California San Francisco

Hannah Park

MNCH Title
Deputy Director
Primary Affiliation
University of California San Francisco

Nicole Santos

MNCH Title
Research and Program Manager
Primary Affiliation
University of California San Francisco