Health Research Program
Directive: Prise en charge d’une infection bactérienne potentiellement grave chez le jeune nourrisson lorsqu’un transfert vers une structure hospitalière est impossible
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.