Abbreviations and acronyms


ACT 

artemisinin-based combination therapy 

AL 

artemether/lumefantrine (coartemether) 

AQ 

amodiaquine 

AS 

artesunate 

BCG 

bacillus Calmette-Guérin 

BEmONC 

basic emergency obstetric and newborn care 

BP 

blood pressure 

C° 

degree Celsius 

CEmONC 

comprehensive emergency obstetric and newborn care 

D1 (D2, D3, etc.) Day 1 or first day (Day 2 or 2nd day, Day 3 or 3rd day, etc.)

dl 

decilitre 

gram 

HBV 

hepatitis B virus 

HIV 

human immunodeficiency virus 

IM 

intramuscular administration 

IU 

international unit 

IV 

intravenous administration 

kg 

kilogram 

LMP 

last menstrual period 

million 

mg 

milligram 

ml 

millilitre 

mmHg 

millimetre of mercury 

mmol 

millimole 

MSFMédecins Sans Frontières

MQ 

mefloquine 

MUACmid-upper arm circumference

MVA 

manual vacuum aspiration 

PMTCT 

prevention of mother-to-child transmission 

PO 

per os – oral administration 

PROMpremature rupture of membranes

SC 

subcutaneous administration 

SP 

sulfadoxine/pyrimethamine 

SpO2saturation of arterial blood with oxygen measured by pulse oximetry

tab 

tablet 

TB 

tuberculosis 

TV

tetanus vaccine

UNICEF 

United Nations Children's Fund 

WHO 

World Health Organization