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 World Health Organization has updated the National Tuberculosis programmes guidelines. The document includes the guideline recommendations and the best available evidence that supports the recommendations.
Click here to download the National TB programmes guidelines.
In a recent study published on April 30th 2014, there is consistent evidence indicating that in low-income settings fluid boluses has led to increased deaths in children with severe febrile illness and impaired circulation, and this increased risk is consistent across children with severe and less severe circulatory impairment.
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The booklet is an annual compilation that summirizes the evidence on child health derived from randomized or controlled trials in developing countries over the previous year. The aim is to make this information widely available to paediatricians, nurses, other health workers and administrators in resource poor settings where up-to-date information is hard to find. It is hoped that such information will be helpful in reviewing treatment policies, clinical practice and public health strategies.
To read more on the booklet,select the pdf link to get a comprehensive copy of the booklet.