The aim is to make this information available to paediatricians, nurses, researchers, students and policy makers in places where up-to-date health information is hard to find.
We hope it will be helpful in reviewing treatment guidelines and clinical and public health approaches, and in teaching about paediatrics and evidence-based medicine.
This year there are 322 publications from randomised or controlled trials in low and middle income countries. It is a big document, but if you read the short summaries on pages 8-13 you can see the highlights.
This is the 17th edition of this booklet. Previous editions, summarising over 3000 trial publications since 2002 are available at www.hospitalcareforchildren.org