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Red Means Go at Pediatric Wards in Southern Malawi
It is no longer first come, first served at public hospitals in southern Malawi.
Three years ago, health workers began using a system designed by the World Health Organization to triage sick children using the three colors of a traffic light.
Case in point: Patricia Hamza holds her daughter’s hand as they walk into the Ndirande health center. The girl looks pale and weak, and Hamza fears it is malaria.
As usual, the pediatric waiting room is full with mothers and their babies...