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Table 2 Child size medicines provisions for tracer conditions in the 2012 Essential Medicines and Health Supplies List of Uganda

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

Disease Name of the medicines Has appropriate strengths for children Child-friendly dosage form Evidence based medicine Recommended as first line in the 2012 UCG
Pneumonia Cotrimoxazole + - - +
  Amoxicillin + - + -
Malaria Rectal artesunate + + + -
  Artemether Lumefantrine + - + +
  Quinine - - + +
Diarrhoea ORS + + + +
  Zinc sulphate + + + +
Epilepsy Phenytoin + - + +
  Carbamazepine syrup + + + +
Asthma Prednisolone + - + +
  Salbutamol nebulizer solution + - + +
Schistomiasis Praziquantel - - + +