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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.
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In 2015 WHO developed a guideline, Managing possible serious bacterial infection in young infants when referral is not feasible to address this situation. It provides guidance on care for use in resource-limited settings or in settings where families with sick young infants do not accept or cannot access referral care, but can be managed in outpatient settings by an appropriately trained health worker. The guideline seeks to provide programmatic guidance on the role of CHWs and home visits in identifying signs of serious infections in neonates and young infants.
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In 2015 WHO developed a guideline, Managing possible serious bacterial infection in young infants when referral is not feasible to address this situation. It provides guidance on care for use in resource-limited settings or in settings where families with sick young infants do not accept or cannot access referral care, but can be managed in outpatient settings by an appropriately trained health worker. The guideline seeks to provide programmatic guidance on the role of CHWs and home visits in identifying signs of serious infections in neonates and young infants.