Child and adolescent health

Essential package of child survival

Integrated management of sick children

Management of pneumonia, diarrhoea and malaria requires an integrated approach. Assessing the whole child during a consultation will allow the identification and treatment of all major conditions such as pneumonia, diarrhoea, malaria and other febrile conditions as well as undernutrition. It will also prompt referral as necessary. A continuum of care must be emphasized where case management occurs in the community, at first-level health facilities and at referral hospitals.