Paul K. Koigi, Moses M. Obimbo, Ruth W. Wamae, Benjamin O. Elly, Kireki Omanwa, Samwel R. Gesaka
JOGECA | Vol. 34 | No. 1 | February 2022 | 1-44 | www.jogeca.or.ke, February 2022
During the 46th Annual Scientific Congress of the Kenya Obstetrical and Gynecological Society (KOGS), there are a total of 7 submissions made that directly involve research on Covid-19. Presently, the primary thrust of the submissions remains maternal-fetal medicine (30 ), a trend that has % remained consistent over the last few years. However, we have increased submissions relating to Information Technology in health, health policy, and implementation science (16%) and a sustained increase in interest in gynecological oncology (15%). This represents a response to the clarion call to enhance innovative strategies that will help Kenya survive this pandemic, protect the gains we have made over the years, and further optimize our ability to work towards Kenya’s Vision 2030.
An overall increase in the number of submissions is evident, alongside a tendency towards improved quality of the submissions. This reflects a growing interest in research and publication among the membership of KOGS, which shall be vital to facilitating influence on local and regional health policy in the present and the future. The editorial team, editorial board and, panel of reviewers will continue to provide adequate support to encourage our members to continue to publish and ensure production of continually improving high-quality publications. This reflects our standing commitment to the continued good standing of our society.