Malnutrition and anaemia

Check ALL sick children for signs suggesting malnutrition and anaemia.

A mother may bring her child to the health post because the child has an acute illness. A sick child can also be malnourished, but the child's family may not notice the problem, because the child may not have specific complaints that point to malnutrition and anaemia. A child with malnutrition has a higher risk of disease and death. There it is important that you check all sick children for signs suggesting malnutrition and anaemia.

Last modified: Tuesday, 20 May 2014, 3:17 PM