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.
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), in September 2013, revised its published guidelines aimed at optimizing the management of young children with fever particularly to guide health professionals to recognize the signs of serious infection.
Read more about the guidelines here.
This review aims to assist the decision-making by providing an overview of the relative effects of dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine (DHA-P) versus other recommended antimalarials. In Africa, DHA-P reduces overall treatment failure compared to artemether-lumefantrine, although both drugs have low failure rates.
A study conducted in New Zealand between Dec 1, 2008, and Nov 31, 2010 indicates that in the first 48 hours after birth, dextrose gel should be considered for first-line treatment to manage hypoglycaemia in late preterm and term babies. This treatment is not expensive and is easy to administer.