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Naomi Muinga

Naomi Muinga

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Naomi Muinga

PhD Student

Naomi Muinga is a PhD Student based in Nairobi, Kenya at the KEMRI/Wellcome Trust Research Programme. She has interests in various aspects of health informatics such as the use of technology in access to health information by health workers and digital health systems.

Present work focuses applying a Human Centered Design (HCD) approach to various projects. She has worked with the LIFE project team to develop and test a 3D mobile app for health workers to teach them how to manage medical emergencies while applying the HCD principles.

Current work involves designing a paper-based newborn monitoring chart using HCD approach and evaluating its uptake in hospitals. This work is embedded in the Clinical Information Network for Newborns (CIN-N). CIN-N is a partnership between researchers, the Kenyan Ministry of Health, Kenya Paedriatic Association, and county hospitals providing a research database of patient-level data from all neonatal admissions upon discharge.

Using human centred design example of the technique in practice

Naomi Muinga tells us how her team designed a new comprehensive newborn monitoring chart.