Reports & Publications

Publications

In addition to treating individual children, we also seek to understand more about the causes and effects of the conditions we treat, specifically in the African context. Because of this, many of our staff and volunteers have pursued research related to their work with us, on subjects ranging from Encephalocele to wheelchair breakdowns. We have collected as many of their research publications and articles as possible, and have made them available below.

Cerebrospinal Fluid Research

Quality of life of African children with spina bifida: results of a validated instrument.

Colorectal Disease in Africa

Caring for children with colorectal disease in the context of limited resources.

Unusual Variants of Spina Bifida

Four different atypical cases of spina bifida are reported from a tertiary institution in Kenya.

Pediatric Cancer Spectrum in Kenya

Pediatric malignancies constitute a unique health care burden especially in resource-poor settings such as Africa, and the use of external epidemiologic data in managing these children may lead to erroneous approaches.

Spina Bifida Care in Kenya

The purpose of this report is to present BethanyKids’ mobile clinic network and the way it has impacted the care of children with spina bifida.

Clinical complications associated with two low-cost 12-inch wide pediatric wheelchairs

A long-term paired outcomes study of two pediatric wheelchairs designed for less-resourced settings.

Examining Factors Impacting Community Based Rehabilitation in a Refugee Camp - an Exploratory Case Study

This paper examines factors that impact the ability of refugees within a refugee camp in Kenya to participate in their communities through community-based rehabilitation (CBR).