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Table 1 Documents identified and their provisions for elements of ‘child size medicines’

From: The “child size medicines” concept: policy provisions in Uganda

Document Year Has strengths appropriate for children Includes evidence based medicine
The second National Health Policy (NHP II 2012/19) 2012 - -
The Health Sector Strategic and Investment Plan 2010/11-2014/15 2010 - +1
Health Sector Ministerial Policy Statement-FY2010 and 2011 2010 - -
National Drug Authority Uganda Strategic Plan 2011-2015 2011 - +2
Integrated Community Case Management of Childhood Malaria, Pneumonia and Diarrhoea: Implementation Guidelines 2010 - +
The Uganda Clinical Guidelines 2010 + -
The Uganda Clinical Guidelines 2012 + -
The IMCI guidelines: Management of a sick child aged 2 months up to 5 years 3 - -
The Essential Medicine and Health Supplies List (EMHSLU) 2012 + +
User’s Mannual: Use of Rapid Diagnostic Tests (RDTs) for Malaria in fever case management in Uganda. 2012 + +
  1. 1The Health Sector strategic plan refers to the distribution of amoxicillin in the community by the village health team members. Amoxicillin is an evidence based medicine.
  2. 2National Drug Authority is referring to medicines that have been phased out such as chloroquine and fancidar in relation to treatment of malaria.
  3. 3This is a treatment chart for IMCI which has not been revised since 2002.