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Handbook 1 of 2. Emergency Illnesses and Major Injuries Affecting Infants and Children; Including Adolescent Girls Who Are Pregnant

August 2021

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Handbook 2 of 2. Serious Illnesses in Infants and Children; Including Adolescent Girls Who Are Pregnant

August 2021

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Handbook of Hospital Care for Newborn Infants

Updated July 2021

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Updated chapter on neonatal resuscitation

June 2022

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Handbook of Hospital Care for Maternal Emergencies Including Major Trauma

Updated 2022

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Supplement to the Handbook of Obstetrics

March 2023

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International Maternal and Child Health Care - A practical manual for hospitals worldwide



An in-depth practical textbook for health workers in low resource settings.

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Pocket Book of Hospital Care For Maternal Emergencies



Including Trauma & Neonatal Resuscitation

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Pocket Book of Hospital Care For Neonates & Infants



Summary of the emergency components of hospital care for newborn and older infants from our 900 page textbook

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