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.
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 video shows how to evaluate and treat the baby with fast breathing as the only sign of illness
This video shows how to prepare and draw up ampicillin and gentamicin for injection for a young baby.
This video shows how to prepare amoxicillin correctly and some helpful tips for giving it to the young baby
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 important features of a home visit for a newborn in the week after birth, focusing on care and assessment.
WHO has been alerted to concerns expressed related to the wording on episiotomy in specific situations. We have temporarily removed the publication from the website while we are doing a review of the evidence with in-house and external experts. We will make the publication available on the website once the review is completed and any needed revisions are made. Please check the website!!!