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Frederick Wekesah, M.Sc.


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  1. Asiki G, Kadengye D, Calvert C, Wamukoya M, Mohamed SF, Ziraba A, Iddi S, Bangha M, Wekesah F, Chikozho C, Price A, Crampin M, Kyobutungi C. Trends and risk factors for non-communicable diseases mortality in Nairobi slums (2008-2017). Glob Epidemiol. 2021 Nov; 3:100049. PMID: 34977550.
  2. Sidze EM, Wekesah FM, Kisia L, Abajobir A. Inequalities in Access and Utilization of Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Services in sub-Saharan Africa: A Special Focus on Urban Settings. Matern Child Health J. 2022 Feb; 26(2):250-279. PMID: 34652595.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  3. Samburu BM, Kimiywe J, Young SL, Wekesah FM, Wanjohi MN, Muriuki P, Madise NJ, Griffiths PL, Kimani-Murage EW. Realities and challenges of breastfeeding policy in the context of HIV: a qualitative study on community perspectives on facilitators and barriers related to breastfeeding among HIV positive mothers in Baringo County, Kenya. Int Breastfeed J. 2021 05 08; 16(1):39. PMID: 33964950.
    Citations: 1     Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  4. Kimani-Murage EW, Kimiywe J, Mutoro AN, Wilunda C, Wekesah FM, Muriuki P, Mwangi BM, Samburu BM, Madise NJ, McGarvey ST, Griffiths PL. Effectiveness of the baby-friendly community initiative on exclusive breastfeeding in Kenya. Matern Child Nutr. 2021 07; 17(3):e13142. PMID: 33528102.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  5. Izugbara C, Bakare S, Sebany M, Ushie B, Wekesah F, Njagi J. Regional legal and policy instruments for addressing LGBT exclusion in Africa. Sex Reprod Health Matters. 2020 Dec; 28(1):1-14. PMID: 31928329.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  6. Wanjohi MN, Ogada I, Wekesah FM, Khayeka-Wandabwa C, Kimani-Murage EW. Relationship between maternal body composition during pregnancy and infant's birth weight in Nairobi informal settlements, Kenya. BMJ Nutr Prev Health. 2020 Dec; 3(2):151-161. PMID: 33521524.
    Citations: 1     
  7. Samburu BM, Young SL, Wekesah FM, Wanjohi MN, Kimiywe J, Muriuki P, Griffiths PL, McGarvey ST, Madise NJ, Kimani-Murage EW. Effectiveness of the baby-friendly community initiative in promoting exclusive breastfeeding among HIV negative and positive mothers: a randomized controlled trial in Koibatek Sub-County, Baringo, Kenya. Int Breastfeed J. 2020 07 14; 15(1):62. PMID: 32664987.
    Citations: 1     Translation:Humans
  8. Wekesah FM, Mutua MK, Boateng D, Grobbee DE, Asiki G, Kyobutungi CK, Klipstein-Grobusch K. Comparative performance of pooled cohort equations and Framingham risk scores in cardiovascular disease risk classification in a slum setting in Nairobi Kenya. Int J Cardiol Heart Vasc. 2020 Jun; 28:100521. PMID: 32373711.
    Citations: 6     
  9. Wekesah FM, Klipstein-Grobusch K, Grobbee DE, Kadengye D, Asiki G, Kyobutungi CK. Determinants of Mortality from Cardiovascular Disease in the Slums of Nairobi, Kenya. Glob Heart. 2020 04 10; 15(1):33. PMID: 32489806.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  10. Izugbara C, Wekesah FM, Sebany M, Echoka E, Amo-Adjei J, Muga W. Availability, accessibility and utilization of post-abortion care in Sub-Saharan Africa: A systematic review. Health Care Women Int. 2020 07; 41(7):732-760. PMID: 31855511.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  11. Vusirikala A, Wekesah F, Kyobutungi C, Oyebode O. Assessment of cardiovascular risk in a slum population in Kenya: use of World Health Organisation/International Society of Hypertension (WHO/ISH) risk prediction charts - secondary analyses of a household survey. BMJ Open. 2019 09 04; 9(9):e029304. PMID: 31488481.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  12. Wekesah FM, Kyobutungi C, Grobbee DE, Klipstein-Grobusch K. Understanding of and perceptions towards cardiovascular diseases and their risk factors: a qualitative study among residents of urban informal settings in Nairobi. BMJ Open. 2019 06 16; 9(6):e026852. PMID: 31209088.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  13. Mohamed SF, Mutua MK, Wamai R, Wekesah F, Haregu T, Juma P, Nyanjau L, Kyobutungi C, Ogola E. Prevalence, awareness, treatment and control of hypertension and their determinants: results from a national survey in Kenya. BMC Public Health. 2018 Nov 07; 18(Suppl 3):1219. PMID: 30400858.
    Citations: 34     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  14. Haregu TN, Wekesah FM, Mohamed SF, Mutua MK, Asiki G, Kyobutungi C. Patterns of non-communicable disease and injury risk factors in Kenyan adult population: a cluster analysis. BMC Public Health. 2018 Nov 07; 18(Suppl 3):1225. PMID: 30400901.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  15. Wekesah FM, Nyanjau L, Kibachio J, Mutua MK, Mohamed SF, Grobbee DE, Klipstein-Grobusch K, Ngaruiya C, Haregu TN, Asiki G, Kyobutungi CK. Individual and household level factors associated with presence of multiple non-communicable disease risk factors in Kenyan adults. BMC Public Health. 2018 Nov 07; 18(Suppl 3):1220. PMID: 30400905.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  16. Goudet S, Griffiths PL, Wainaina CW, Macharia TN, Wekesah FM, Wanjohi M, Muriuki P, Kimani-Murage E. Social value of a nutritional counselling and support program for breastfeeding in urban poor settings, Nairobi. BMC Public Health. 2018 04 02; 18(1):424. PMID: 29606106.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  17. Wainaina CW, Wanjohi M, Wekesah F, Woolhead G, Kimani-Murage E. Exploring the Experiences of Middle Income Mothers in Practicing Exclusive Breastfeeding in Nairobi, Kenya. Matern Child Health J. 2018 04; 22(4):608-616. PMID: 29349653.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  18. Izugbara CO, Wekesah F. What does quality maternity care mean in a context of medical pluralism? Perspectives of women in Nigeria. Health Policy Plan. 2018 Jan 01; 33(1):1-8. PMID: 29036530.
    Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  19. Kimani-Murage EW, Griffiths PL, Wekesah FM, Wanjohi M, Muhia N, Muriuki P, Egondi T, Kyobutungi C, Ezeh AC, McGarvey ST, Musoke RN, Norris SA, Madise NJ. Effectiveness of home-based nutritional counselling and support on exclusive breastfeeding in urban poor settings in Nairobi: a cluster randomized controlled trial. Global Health. 2017 Dec 19; 13(1):90. PMID: 29258549.
    Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  20. Boateng D, Wekesah F, Browne JL, Agyemang C, Agyei-Baffour P, Aikins AD, Smit HA, Grobbee DE, Klipstein-Grobusch K. Knowledge and awareness of and perception towards cardiovascular disease risk in sub-Saharan Africa: A systematic review. PLoS One. 2017; 12(12):e0189264. PMID: 29232703.
    Citations: 44     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  21. Wanjohi M, Griffiths P, Wekesah F, Muriuki P, Muhia N, Musoke RN, Fouts HN, Madise NJ, Kimani-Murage EW. Sociocultural factors influencing breastfeeding practices in two slums in Nairobi, Kenya. Int Breastfeed J. 2016; 12:5. PMID: 28096888.
    Citations: 26     
  22. Goudet SM, Kimani-Murage EW, Wekesah F, Wanjohi M, Griffiths PL, Bogin B, Madise NJ. How does poverty affect children's nutritional status in Nairobi slums? A qualitative study of the root causes of undernutrition. Public Health Nutr. 2017 03; 20(4):608-619. PMID: 27645101.
    Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  23. Wekesah FM, Mbada CE, Muula AS, Kabiru CW, Muthuri SK, Izugbara CO. Effective non-drug interventions for improving outcomes and quality of maternal health care in sub-Saharan Africa: a systematic review. Syst Rev. 2016 08 15; 5(1):137. PMID: 27526773.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  24. Kimani-Murage EW, Norris SA, Mutua MK, Wekesah F, Wanjohi M, Muhia N, Muriuki P, Egondi T, Kyobutungi C, Ezeh AC, Musoke RN, McGarvey ST, Madise NJ, Griffiths PL. Potential effectiveness of Community Health Strategy to promote exclusive breastfeeding in urban poor settings in Nairobi, Kenya: a quasi-experimental study. J Dev Orig Health Dis. 2016 Apr; 7(2):172-84. PMID: 26708714.
    Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  25. Ye Y, Arnold F, Noor A, Wamukoya M, Amuasi J, Blay S, Mberu B, Ren R, Kyobutungi C, Wekesah F, Gatakaa H, Toda M, Njogu J, Evance I, O'Connell K, Shewchuk T, Thougher S, Mann A, Willey B, Goodman C, Hanson K. The Affordable Medicines Facility-malaria (AMFm): are remote areas benefiting from the intervention? Malar J. 2015 Oct 09; 14:398. PMID: 26452625.
    Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  26. Kimani-Murage EW, Kimiywe J, Kabue M, Wekesah F, Matiri E, Muhia N, Wanjohi M, Muriuki P, Samburu B, Kanyuira JN, Young SL, Griffiths PL, Madise NJ, McGarvey ST. Feasibility and effectiveness of the baby friendly community initiative in rural Kenya: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials. 2015 Sep 28; 16:431. PMID: 26416177.
    Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  27. Kimani-Murage EW, Wekesah F, Wanjohi M, Kyobutungi C, Ezeh AC, Musoke RN, Norris SA, Madise NJ, Griffiths P. Factors affecting actualisation of the WHO breastfeeding recommendations in urban poor settings in Kenya. Matern Child Nutr. 2015 Jul; 11(3):314-32. PMID: 25521041.
    Citations: 54     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  28. Kimani-Murage EW, Schofield L, Wekesah F, Mohamed S, Mberu B, Ettarh R, Egondi T, Kyobutungi C, Ezeh A. Vulnerability to food insecurity in urban slums: experiences from Nairobi, Kenya. J Urban Health. 2014 Dec; 91(6):1098-113. PMID: 25172616.
    Citations: 35     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  29. Kimani-Murage EW, Kyobutungi C, Ezeh AC, Wekesah F, Wanjohi M, Muriuki P, Musoke RN, Norris SA, Griffiths P, Madise NJ. Effectiveness of personalised, home-based nutritional counselling on infant feeding practices, morbidity and nutritional outcomes among infants in Nairobi slums: study protocol for a cluster randomised controlled trial. Trials. 2013 Dec 27; 14:445. PMID: 24370263.
    Citations: 27     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  30. Ettarh RR, Kimani J, Kyobutungi C, Wekesah F. Correlates of HIV-status awareness among adults in Nairobi slum areas. Afr J AIDS Res. 2012 Dec; 11(4):337-42. PMID: 25860192.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    
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