These treatment guidelines are intended to give simple guidance for primary health care workers using basic units. In these guidelines, five age groups have been distinguished, except for the treatment of diarrhoea with oral rehydration fluid where six age and weight categories are used.
When dosage is shown as "1 tab x 2", one tablet should be taken in the morning and one before bedtime. When dosage is shown as "2 tab x 3", two tablets should be taken in the morning, two tablets should be taken in the middle of the day and two tablets before bedtime.
The treatment guidelines contain the following diagnostic/symptom groups:
♦ diarrhoea (see detailed diagnosis and treatment schedules in Annex 2a, b and c)
♦ respiratory tract infections (see detailed diagnosis and treatment schedules in Annex 3)
♦ "red eye" condition
♦ skin conditions
♦ sexually transmitted and urinary tract infections
♦ preventive care in pregnancy