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Developing and introducing evidence based clinical practice guidelines for serious illness in Kenya

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  • Contributors: AW, FW, AW and NP helped oversee the development of the CPGs, participated in their review and production and helped co-ordinate key activities at each stage of the process. In addition, AW acted as the link between the project and the Ministry of Health. SN, PA and NO contributed to evidence reviews, production of the CPGs, development and refinement of ETAT+ training materials and (for SN) took part in ETAT+ course development and implementation. GI helped oversee the development of the CPGs, participated in their review and production, worked on the development and refinement of ETAT+ training materials, took part in ETAT+ course implementation and end of course evaluation and wrote the draft manuscript. ME conceived the idea for the major study, obtained funding for this work, helped oversee evidence synthesis and the development of the CPGs, participated in the review and production of the CPGs, produced the draft ETAT+ course and worked on its development and refinement, took part in ETAT+ implementation and end of course evaluation and oversaw the development of the manuscript. All authors reviewed and approved the final version of the manuscript.

  • Funding: This work was supported by The Wellcome Trust through a Senior Fellowship awarded to Dr Mike English (#076827). Support for the Child Health Evidence Week was provided by a grant from the David Baum International Foundation of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. The funders had no role in the design or conduct of the work reported and no role in preparing this report or the decision to publish.

  • Competing interests: None.

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