Acronyms and abbreviations

< Below or less than
> Above or more than MCH Maternal and Child Health
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
BMV Bag Mask Ventilation OG(T) Oro Gastric (Tube)
CHSU Community Health Services Unit QiD Four times per day
COM College of Medicine PACHA Paediatric and Child Health Association
ETAT Emergency Triage and Treatment PO Per oral
HBB Help Babies Breathe QECH Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital
HIV Human Immunodeficiency Virus RHD Reproductive Health Department
IM Intramuscular SGA Small for Gestational Age
IMCI Integrated Management of Childhood Illness SpO2 Oxygen saturations
IUGR Intrauterine Growth Retardation STAT Immediately
IV Intravenous (fluids) TB Tuberculosis
KCH Kamuzu Central Hospital TiD Three times per day
KCN Kamuzu College of Nursing TPR Temperature, Pulse rate and Respiratory rate
KMC Kangaroo Mother Care UNICEF United Nations Childrens Emergency Fund
LBW Low Birth Weight VDRL Venereal Disease Reference Laboratory
NYI Neonate and Young Infant