Pregnancy and COVID-19: Burden and outcomes in western Kenya
To collect data to estimate the burden of COVID-19 in pregnancy in western Kenya
- Outcomes associated with COVID-19 in pregnancy
- Describe maternal and newborn morbidities associated with COVID-19
The study will address current antenatal and postnatal COVID-19 research gaps in understanding the burden of COVID-19 in pregnant women and newborns, associated risk factors, and associated maternal morbidity and mortality in Western Kenya.
This study precedes the Antenatal/Postnatal Research Collective (ARC) study, a new four-year initiative aimed at improving antenatal care (ANC) and postnatal care (PNC) through risk stratification and reducing maternal and infant mortality. COVID-19 surveillance will be implemented as a precursor to the full implementation of the ARC study. This surveillance study will monitor the impact of COVID-19 on pregnancy and newborns’ outcomes, with additional considerations of maternal anemia and co-infection with HIV, tuberculosis or malaria. The study will also look at the birth outcomes and the health of infants born to individuals who tested positive for COVID-19 and the rate, or possibility, of transmission from mother to child.