WHO Model Formulary for children based on the Second Model List of Essential Medicines for Children 2009.
In 2007, the World Health Assembly passed a Resolution titled ‘Better Medicines for Children’. This resolution recognized the need for research and development into medicines for children, including better dosage forms, better evidence and better information about how to ensure that medicines for treating the common childhood diseases are given at the right dose for children of all ages.
To improve survival and quality of life among the 2.5 million children living with HIV, a comprehensive package of prevention, care and treatment is required. This package should include management of infections such as pneumonia, diarrhoea, malaria and ear infections, as well as common opportunistic infections and HIV-related co-morbidities. WHO is developing a series of guidelines on each of these conditions, following the GRADE approach. The document on the management of pneumonia and diarrhoea in HIV-infected infants and children is the first of this series. The recommendations are similar to those for non infected children, but they cover specific aspects related to HIV infection.
Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2016 Jul 1; (6): 1–61 -Published online 2016 July 1
Esta guía es una herramienta que ha permitido desde su
primera edición, estandarizar los abordajes clínicos de las enfermedades más frecuentes atendidas a nivel de los hospitales del país. [Nicaragua] En el 2008 el Ministerio de Salud con la participación de otros colaboradores realizó la revisión de la guía
publicada hace 4 años y le incorporó los cambios y adaptaciones necesarios a cada uno de los capítulos tomando como referencia las mejores evidencias científicas actuales. Esto facilitará el abordaje clínico estandarizado de los principales problemas de salud de la niñez usuaria de nuestros servicios.
This film is a Somali language version of the English film \\\'Is your child sick? Identifying signs of sickness and diarrhoea.\\\' This piece is part of a longer film which also covers pneumonia and malaria.
The Emergency Triage Assessment and Treatment (ETAT) guidelines provide guidance on the most common emergency conditions in children presenting at the health facility. These include but are not limited to airway obstruction and other breathing problems; circulatory impairment or shock; severely altered CNS function (coma or convulsive seizures); and severe dehydration which require urgent appropriate care to prevent death.
This guideline provides global, evidence-informed recommendations on daily iron supplementation in infants and children, as a public-health intervention for the prevention of anaemia and iron deficiency. It includes recommendations for iron supplementation in countries where malaria is prevalent.
This video reviews 5 key signs of severe infection in newborns, and provides 2015 WHO treatment guidelines when referral is possible and when it is not.
This video shows examples of babies with many of the signs of critical illness and includes the first care of the sick baby before referral.
This video shows how to prepare and draw up ampicillin and gentamicin for injection for a young baby.