I am currently serving in the Department as a Senior Lecturer and a Specialist Obstetrician Gynecologist, Kenyatta National Hospital Nairobi, Kenya. I am a registered medical practitioner with the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentist Board and also with Specialist recognition as an Obstetrician and Gynecologist.

I hold a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery Degree, Masters in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (M.med) of the University of Nairobi, 2011. In addition, I am a holder of a Master of Science (MSc) Degree in Clinical Trials of the London School, Fellowship in Operations Research, and Fellowship in HIV/AIDS in women, Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Trials, Postgraduate Diploma in Biomedical Research Methodology and. I am currently a final year PhD student in the University Ghent, Belgium pursuing a Doctoral Degree in Medical Sciences (Research Topic: Tuberculosis and women). I am perusing a Fellowship, in Gynaecologic Oncology, University of Nairobi.

I have supervised 20 postgraduate student dissertations to completion and currently, 12 students are under my supervision. I have published 75 papers in peer reviewed journals. I have attended many National and International conferences and short term trainings.

I am involved in teaching and examination of both the Undergraduate and Postgraduate students in the Department. Other responsibilities in the Department include: Post Graduate final year coordinator, member curriculum committee in the School of Medicine, Member Department examination committee, and member Gender Based Violence committee in Kenyatta National Hospital. Internationally, I am an Executive Board Member in the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) representing Africa and East Mediterranean.


Dr Rose Jepchumba Kosgei; MBChB, MMED(OB/GYN), MSc (Clinical Trials)

I am currently serving in the Department as a Senior Lecturer and a Specialist Obstetrician Gynecologist, Kenyatta National Hospital Nairobi, Kenya. I am a registered medical practitioner with the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentist Board and also with Specialist recognition as an Obstetrician and Gynecologist.

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Zachariah, R, Kumar AMV, Reid AJ, den Bergh VR, Isaakidis P, Draguez B, Delaunois P, Nagaraja SB, Ramsay A, Reeder JC, Denisiuk O, Ali E, Khogali M, Hinderaker SG, Kosgei RJ, van Griensven J, Quaglio GL, Maher D, Billo NE, Terry RF, Harries AD.  2014.  Open access for operational research publications from low and middle-income countries: who pays? Public Health Action . 4(3):141-144.open_acess_for_operations_research_who_pays.pdf
Aluvaala, J, Nyamai R, Were F, Wasunna A, Kosgei R, Karumbi J, Gathara D, English M.  2014.  Assessment of neonatal care in clinical training facilities in Kenya., 2014 Aug 19. Archives of disease in childhood. Abstractassessment_of_neonatal_care_in_clinical_training.pdf

An audit of neonatal care services provided by clinical training centres was undertaken to identify areas requiring improvement as part of wider efforts to improve newborn survival in Kenya.

Kihuba, E, Gathara D, Mwinga S, Mulaku M, Kosgei R, Mogoa W, Nyamai R, English M.  2014.  Assessing the ability of health information systems in hospitals to support evidence-informed decisions in Kenya., 2014. Global health action. 7:24859. Abstractassessing_the_ability_of_health_information_systems_in.pdf

Hospital management information systems (HMIS) is a key component of national health information systems (HIS), and actions required of hospital management to support information generation in Kenya are articulated in specific policy documents. We conducted an evaluation of core functions of data generation and reporting within hospitals in Kenya to facilitate interpretation of national reports and to provide guidance on key areas requiring improvement to support data use in decision making.

Edwards, JK, Thiongó A, den Bergh VR, Kizito W, Kosgei RJ, Sobry A, Vandenbulcke A, Zuniga I, Reid AJ.  2014.  Preventable but neglected: rickets in an informal settlement, Nairobi, Kenya. Public Health Action. 4(2):122-127.preventable_but_neglected-_rickets_in_an_informal_settlement__nairobi_kenya.pdf
Sitienei, JK, Kipruto K, Borus P, Nyambati V, Sitienei JC, Kihara AB, Kosgei RJ.  2014.  Predictors of low body mass index among patients with smear positive pulmonary tuberculosis in Kenya. International Journal of Tropical Disease & Health. 4(4):427-436.predictors_of_low_body_mass_index_among_patients_with_smear_positive_pulmonary_tuberculosis_in_kenya.pdf
Sobry, A, Kizito W, Van den Bergh R, Tayler-Smith K, Isaakidis P, Cheti E, Kosgei RJ, Vandenbulcke A, Ndegwa Z, Reid T.  2014.  Caseload, management and treatment outcomes of patients with hypertension and/or diabetes mellitus in a primary health care programme in an informal setting., 2014 Jan. Tropical medicine & international health : TM & IH. 19(1):47-57. Abstractcaseload_management_and_treatment_outcomes_of_patients_with_hypertension_andor_diabetes_mellitus_in_a_primary_health_care_programme_in_an_informal_setting_.pdf

In three primary health care clinics run by Médecins Sans Frontières in the informal settlement of Kibera, Nairobi, Kenya, we describe the caseload, management and treatment outcomes of patients with hypertension (HT) and/or diabetes mellitus (DM) receiving care from January 2010 to June 2012.


Kihara, AB, Kosgei RJ, Cheserem EJ, Mueke S, Owende P, Ojanga NM, Karanja JG.  2013.  The sting of death: a case report of breaking bad news with maternal death. JOGECA. 25(1):32-34.the_sting_of_death_a_case_report_of_breaking_bad_news_with_maternal_death.pdf
Mosol, P, Kosgei RJ, Mabeya H, Sitienei J, Sum T, Chelagat D, Namaloba R, Braitstein P, Siika A.  2013.  Providing Reproductive Health Module Within HIV Care and Treatment Centre in Kenya. Journal of Nursing and Health Science. 3(1):19-20.providing_reproductive_health_module_within_hiv_care_and_treatment_centre_in_kenya.pdf
Kosgei, RJ, Szkwarko D, Callens S, Gichangi P, Temmerman M, Kihara AB, Sitienei JJ, Cheserem EJ, Ndavi PM, Reid AJ, Carter EJ.  2013.  Screening for tuberculosis in pregnancy do we need more than a symptom screen Experience from western Kenya. Public Health Action . 3(4):294-298.screening_for_tuberculosis_in_pregnancy_do_we_need_more_than_a_symptom_screen_experience_from_western_kenya.pdf
Zachariah, R, Reid T, Van den Bergh R, Dahmane A, Kosgei RJ, Hinderaker SG, Tayler-Smith K, Manzi M, Kizito W, Khogali M, Kumar AMV, Baruani B, Bishinga A, Kilale AM, Nqobili M, Patten G, Sobry A, Cheti E, Nakanwagi A, Enarson DA, Edginton ME, Upshur R, Harries AD.  2013.  Applying the ICMJE authorship criteria to operational research in low-income countries: the need to engage programme managers and policy makers., 2013 Aug. Tropical medicine & international health : TM & IH. 18(8):1025-8.applying_the_icmje_authorship_criteria_to_operational_research_in_low-income_countries_the_need_to_engage_programme_managers_and_policy_makers.pdf
Buard, V, den Berg VR, Tayler-Smith K, Godhia P, Sorby A, Kosgei RJ, Szumilin E, Harries AD, Pujades-Rodriguez M.  2013.  Characteristics, medical management and outcomes of survivors of sexual gender-based violence, Nairobi, Kenya. Public Health Action . 3(2):109-112.characteristics_medical_management_and_outcomes_of_survivors_of_gender_based_violence.pdf
Nakanwagi-Mukwaya, A, Reid AJ, Fujiwara PI, Mugabe F, Kosgei RJ, Tayler-Smith K.  2013.  Characteristics and treatment outcomes of tuberculosis retreatment cases in three regional hospitals, Uganda. Public Health Action . 3(2):149-155.characteristics_and_treatment_outcomes_of_tuberculosis_3_regions_uganda.pdf
Sitienei, JJ, Kihara AB, Kosgei RJ, Cheserem EJ, Siika AM, Nangami M, Kimaiyo S, Maina F.  2013.  Patients’ views on the care they receive in Express Care, a task-shifting model in HIV care, at AMPATH, Western Kenya . Journal of Scientific & Innovative Research. 2(2):243-251.patients_views_on_the_care_they_receive_in_express_care_a_task-shifting.pdf
Cheserem, EJ, Kihara AB, Kosgei RJ, Gathara D, Gichuhi S.  2013.  Ovarian Cancer in Kenyatta National Hospital in Kenya: Characteristics and Management. Open Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 3:165-171.ovarian_cancer_in_kenyatta_national_hospital_in_kenya_characteristics_and_management_.pdf
Kihara, AB, Kiarie G, Cheserem EJ, Amin M, Issak B, Rogena E, Kosgei RJ.  2013.  Breast cancer in pregnancy; routine examination, diagnosis and management- A case report . Case reports in clinical medicine. 2:119-122.breast_cancer_in_pregnancy_routine_examination_diagnosis_and_managemen_a_case_report.pdf


Braitstein, P, Siika A, Hogan J, Kosgei R, Sang E, Sidle J, Wools-Kaloustian K, Keter A, Mamlin J, Kimaiyo S.  2012.  A clinician-nurse model to reduce early mortality and increase clinic retention among high-risk HIV-infected patients initiating combination antiretroviral treatment., 2012. Journal of the International AIDS Society. 15(1):7. Abstracta_clinician-nurse_model_to_reduce_early_mortality_and_increase_clinic_retention_among_high-risk_hiv-infected_patients_initiating_combination_antiretroviral_treatment.pdf

In resource-poor settings, mortality is at its highest during the first 3 months after combination antiretroviral treatment (cART) initiation. A clear predictor of mortality during this period is having a low CD4 count at the time of treatment initiation. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect on survival and clinic retention of a nurse-based rapid assessment clinic for high-risk individuals initiating cART in a resource-constrained setting.


Kosgei, RJ, Ndavi MP, Ong’ech JO, Abuya JM, Siika AM, Wools-Kaloustian K, Mabeya H, Fojo T, Mwangi A, Reid T, Edginton ME, Carter JE.  2011.  Symptom screening: diagnostic usefulness to detect pulmonary tuberculosis in HIV-infected pregnant women in Kenya. Public Health Action . 1(2):30-33.symptom_screening_diagnostic_usefulness_to_detect_pulmonary_tuberculosis_in_hiv-infected_pregnant_women_in_kenya.pdf


Kosgei, RJ, Wools-kaloustian KK, Braitstein P, Sidle JE, Sang E, Gitau JN, Sitienei JJ, Owino R, Mamlin JJ, Kimaiyo SN, Siika AM.  2010.  Task Shifting in HIV Clinics, Western Kenya. East African Medical Journal . 87(7):299-303.eamj_task_shifting.pdftask_shifting_in_hiv_clinics_western_kenya.pdf


Cohen, M, Kosgei RJ, Rerimoi A, Mamlin J.  2003.  The Emerging Problem of Coronary Heart Disease in Kenya . East African Medical Journal . 80(6):293-297.the_emerging_problem_of_coronary_heart_disease_in_kenya.pdf

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