Work has shown that those with severe illness or needing inpatient care do not always receive good quality care in African hospitals.
Although poor resources play a part in this, lack of knowledge and lack of simple tools to help health workers provide better care also contribute.
We would like to help improve health care in African hospitals.
We have released the November 2013 Edition of the Basic Paediatric Protocols Booklet. This new release is a redesign of the July 2013 Edition to make the booklet more visually appealing and easier to use.
Iron Supplementation in HIV-Infected Malawian Children with Anemia: A Double-Blind, Randomized, Controlled Trial
Children infected with HIV from 6-59 months and who are provided with iron supplementation have been shown to benefit from reduced risk of anaemia, greater increase in their haemoglobin and immunity but an increased risk of catching malaria.
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Considerable progress has been made on both MDG 4 and 5 at a global level. However, it appears few countries will reach targets by 2015. Interventions and methods to address the causes of deaths are well known but there still remain some gaps. A major challenge is to ensure all women and children have access to life saving interventions.