Acronyms and Abbreviations

< Below or less than MCH Maternal and Child Health
> Above or more than MCQ Multiple choice Question
AMAMI Association of Malawian Midwives MNH Maternal and Neonatal (Newborn) Health
ARI Acute Respiratory Infection MOH Ministry of Health
bCPAP bubble Continuous Positive Airways pressure NG(T) Naso Gastric (Tube)
BD Twice per day OD Once per day
BFHI Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative OG(T) Oro Gastric (Tube)
BMV Bag Mask Ventilation QiD Four times per day
CHSU Community Health Services Unit PACHA Paediatric and Child Health Association
COM College of Medicine PO Per oral
COIN Care of the Infant and Neonate QECH Queen Elizabeth Central
ETAT Emergency Triage Assessment and Treatment RHD Reproductive Health Department
ENAP Every Neonate Action Plan SGA Small for Gestational Age
HBB Help Babies Breathe SNCU Sick Newborn Care Unit
HIV Human Immunodeficiency Virus SpO2 Peripheral blood oxygen saturation
HIE Hypoxic Ischaemic Encephalopathy STAT Immediately
IM Intramuscular TB Tuberculosis
IMCI Integrated Management of Childhood Illness TEO Tetracycline Eye Ointment
IUGR Intrauterine Growth Retardation TID/TDS Three times per day
IV Intravenous (fluids) TPR Temperature, Pulse rate and Respiratory rate
KCH Kamuzu Central Hospital UNICEF United Nations Childrens Emergency Fund
KCN Kamuzu College of Nursing VDRL Venereal Disease Reference Laboratory
KMC Kangaroo Mother Care
LBW Low Birth Weight
NYI Neonate and Young Infant