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Table 2 Availability and utilization of life saving priority by health workers to treat children under five

From: Availability and utilization of the WHO recommended priority lifesaving medicines for under five-year old children in public health facilities in Uganda: a cross-sectional survey

Illness WHO recommended medicine and dosage form Dosage form included in EMHSLU (1 = Yes 2 = No) (classification as vital/non-vital for the level) Availability [N = 32 (%)] Utilization by health workers (N = 81) %
HC II (N = 17) HC III (N = 10) HC IV (N = 5)  
Pneumonia Amoxicillin Dispersible, scored tablets 250 mg; 500 mg 2 (non-vital for all HC levels) 60 (30) 0 (00) 02 (40) 46 (57)
Ampicillin Powder for injection 500 mg; 1 g 1 (non-vital for HC II, vital for HC III & IV) 00 (00) 04 (40) 02 (40) 20 (24)
Ceftriaxone Powder for injection 500 mg; 1 g 1 (non-vital for HC II & III, vital for HC IV) 00 (00) 00 (0) 03 (60) 4 (5)
Gentamycin Injection 40 mg/ml; 20 mg/ml 1 (non-vital for HC II, vital for HC III & IV) 04 (20) 06 (60) 02 (40) 30 (37)
Diarrhoea Oral Rehydration Salt (ORS): Sachets of 200 ml; 500 ml; 1000mls 1 (vital for all HC levels) 20(100) 10 (100) 03 (60) 15 (19)
Zinc sulphate 20 mg: Dispersible tablet 1 (vital for all HC levels) 16 (94) 10 (100) 03 (60) 20 (25)
Malaria Artemesinin combination therapy (ACT): Dispersible tablets 2 (non-vital for all HC levels) 00 (0) 00 (00) 00 (00) 0 (00)
Artesunate Injection 50–200 mg 1 (vital for all HC levels) 01 (10) 01 (14.3) 01 (20) 0 (00)
Artesunate Rectal 50–200 mg 1 (vital for all HC levels) 0 (00) 0 (00) 0 (00) 0 (00)
Neonatal sepsis Procaine benzyl penicillin; injection 1 g 1 (non-vital for HC II, vital for HC III & IV) 14 (82) 06 (86) 05 (100) 70 (86)