Health Research Program

Focus Area: Newborn Health

The WHO guideline Managing possible serious bacterial infection (PSBI) in young infants when referral Is not feasible, released in September 2015, contained new recommendations for outpatient treatment using simplified antibiotic regimens that can increase access to treatment of pneumonia and PSBI in sick young infants when referral is not accepted or not feasible and can reduce inequity in access to care. This document addresses need for practical guidance on how to operationalize the guidelines in the context of a country’s ongoing maternal, newborn and child health programmes.