Sylvia Omoke


Dr. Sam Akech Prof. Mike English

Sylvia graduate in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of Nairobi. She worked as a volunteer student nurse at KEMRI-CDC Nairobi during her university holidays and 4 months after finishing campus.

She is looking at the prevalence, causes and management of dehydration among under-five children in Kenya that is not caused by diarrhea. Minimal studies have been done on dehydration not caused by diarrhea and there are no clear guidelines on its management. Findings from this studies will therefore give a picture of the burden of non-diarrheal dehydration and the outcomes associated with it, this should trigger more studies in this area to generate more information which will lead to improved care and hence reduce under-five mortalities.

Sylvia is a passionate young researcher who aims at improving health care by coming up with evidence-based solutions to health care problems through research.