15.2.3  Treat the child

The IMNCI chart entitled Treat the Child shows you how to carry out the treatment steps identified on the Assess and Classify chart. ‘TREAT’ can mean giving treatment in the health post, or prescribing drugs or other treatments to be given at home; it can also mean teaching the caregiver how to carry out the treatments. For example, if you look at page 29 in your chart booklet you can see that there are two boxes. The box on the left side of the page describes ‘Teach the mother to give oral drugs at home’ and on the right side you will see ‘Give an appropriate oral antibiotics’.

15.2.2  Identify treatment

15.2.4  Give follow-up care