Rosa Chemwey Ndiema, MB ChB, MMed

International Scholar

  •  Physician | Kenyatta National Hospital
  •  Kenya
  •   HIV/AIDS | Maternal Child Health | Reproductive health

Languages: Swahili (native), English (fluent)

Bio statement

Maternal Health is my specialty and more specifically improving the quality of health care to women in Africa. Currently, as a chair of Reproductive Health Quality Assurance committee we regularly monitor both medical and non-medical processes that impact on quality maternal health and continuously brainstorm on ways to improve. Overall, this links with Global Health in an attempt to significantly reduce maternal morbidity and mortality in Kenya and Africa.

Recent global health projects

1. Preconception care in HIV affected couples in Homabay County, Western Kenya. This project is currently ongoing until October 2018 where we aim to describe barriers and facilitators to uptake of preconception care services by either HIV concordant or discordant couples in one of Kenya's highest prevalence area (25.6% KAIS 2016) This project will help advice healthcare workers and policy makers areas of improvement in one of the overlooked areas of conception in the context of HIV.

2. Missed opportunities in Prevention of Mother to Child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV in Homabay County: Completed project that identified gaps in implementation of PMTCT strategies that led to introduction of community based HIV and pregnancy testing of women in reproductive age group evidenced by project results.


Selected publications

Ndiema RC, Kiarie J, Kamau K, Kosgei R, Kinuthia J, Musalia W, Osano B, Maleche-Obimbo E, Were F, Wamalwa D (2017). Do clinicians adhere to practice guidelines? A descriptive study at a referral hospital in Kenya. East African Medical Journal, Vol 94, No 5, 2017.