FRAMEWORK TO OPERATIONALIZE MANAGEMENT OF SICK YOUNG INFANTS WITH PSBI

Photo Credit: Kumundini Hospital, Mirzapur Upazila, Bangladesh Credit: Amy Fowler/USAID

Figure 2 from: Operationalizing management of sick young infants with possible serious bacterial infection (PSBI) when referral is not feasible in the context of existing maternal, newborn, and child health programmes [Page 26]

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a. Simplified antibiotic treatment of sick young infants with PSBI is recommended in districts or areas where referral is not feasible for any reason: referral facilities are not available or families do not accept referral. Reasons for non-acceptance might include lack of transport, costs, culture, or perception and quality of care at referral level. Existing services may include IMNCI, community-based newborn care, quality improvement programmes, etc.

Link to Figure 2 in the WHO Operational Guide [Page 26]

Figure 2 from: Operationalizing management of sick young infants with possible serious bacterial infection (PSBI) when referral is not feasible in the context of existing maternal, newborn, and child health programmes [Page 26]


a. Simplified antibiotic treatment of sick young infants with PSBI is recommended in districts or areas where referral is not feasible for any reason: referral facilities are not available or families do not accept referral. Reasons for non-acceptance might include lack of transport, costs, culture, or perception and quality of care at referral level. Existing services may include IMNCI, community-based newborn care, quality improvement programmes, etc.

Link to Figure 2 in the WHO Operational Guide [Page 26]