However, this reduction has not been evenly distributed throughout the world. Every year more than 10 million children die in developing countries before they reach their fifth birthday Fig. The most common causes of infant and child mortality in developing countries including India are perinatal conditions, acute respiratory infections, diarrhoea, malaria, measles and malnutrition. These are also the commonest causes of morbidity in young children.

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Integrated Management of Newborn and Childhood Illness If you create an account, you can set up a personal learning profile on the site. Integrated Management of newborn and Childhood Illness Module: 1.

An Introduction to the Integrated Management of Newborn and Childhood Illness IMNCI Introduction Every year about 9 million children in developing countries die before they reach their fifth birthday, many of them during the first year of life.

Ethiopia has one of the highest under-five mortality rates with more than , children under the age of five dying every year. These diseases are also the reasons for seeking care for at least three out of four children who come to health facilities. IMNCI is an integrated approach to child health that focuses on the wellbeing of the whole child. IMNCI aims to reduce death, illness and disability, and to promote improved growth and development among children under five years of age.

IMNCI includes both preventive and curative elements that are implemented by families and communities as well as by health facilities. Improving the health systems. Improving family and community health practices. In health facilities, the IMNCI strategy: promotes the accurate identification of childhood illnesses in out-patient settings ensures appropriate combined treatment of all major illnesses strengthens the counselling of caregivers speeds up the referral of severely ill children.

In the home setting, IMNCI: promotes appropriate care-seeking behaviours helps to improve nutrition and preventative care, and supports the correct implementation of prescribed care. You will learn how to determine if a child is severely ill and needs urgent referral.

This study session outlines the guidelines for counselling mothers and other caregivers, something which you will also look at in more detail in Study Session 14 of this Module. Downloads You can download these files for use offline or on a mobile device.

The materials below are provided for offline use for your convenience and are not tracked. If you wish to save your progress, please go through the online version.


IMNCI Training Modules 1-9

Logbook [pdf kb] Background The basis for the distance learning options for both ICATT and paper-based distance learning IMCI is that potentially IMCI could be scaled up in a short period without health workers needing to leave their clinics for the traditional 2-week period. Distance learning IMCI will reduce the cost of running IMCI course significantly and address health workers that normally will not be able to leave their station. Distance learning IMCI facilitates learning while continuing to provide clinical service to their communities; health workers can study on their own time, on their own pace and saves them from travel. Distance learning IMCI is a self-learning programme that is mainly driven by the learner. It is based on an inquiry model that emphasizes group learning, mentoring, use of mobile phone alerts and on-the job learning. Early implementation using these paper-based IMCI materials has shown to be feasible, acceptable and cost-saving in several countries. It has an additional facilitator guide for three face-to-face meetings as well as an implementation guide to assist policy makers to begin to adapt the materials.


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Integrated Management of Neonatal and Childhood Illness (IMNCI)


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