Integrated Management of Neonatal and Childhood Illness

The Integrated Management of Neonatal and Childhood Illness (IMNCI) is the Indian adaptation of the WHO-UNICEF generic Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) strategy and is the centrepiece of newborn and child health strategy under Reproductive Child Health II and National Rural Health Mission.

The strategy provides an integrated approach for standard management of major causes of childhood morbidity and mortality like Pneumonia, Diarrhoea, Malnutrition, Neonatal problems, Measles, Malaria in the out-patient settings. With the implementation of IMNCI strategy in the country, more and more newborns and children are being referred to health facilities for inpatient care.

Such referred cases need to be appropriately managed at the referral facility. To respond to this need, Government of India with support from UNICEF & WHO has developed F-IMNCI package that is the integration of the Facility based Care package (inpatient care) and the IMNCI package (outpatient care). This training would empower the Doctors and Staff nurses with knowledge and skills to manage newborn and childhood illness both at the community level as well as the facility level (First Referral Units).

The 11 day training package being launched by the Government of India  integrates normal IMNCI training and then establishes linkages with facility based care focusing on Emergency Triage, Assessment and Treatment, Care at Birth, Management of sick neonates, Management of ARI, Diarrhoea, Fever and Severe acute malnutrition. Such conditions are responsible for over 70 per cent of all deaths in children under the age of 5 years in resource poor settings.


Physician Chart Booklet

Facilitator Guide – 1
Sick Young Infant Age Upto 2 Months

Facilitator Guide – 1i
Sick Child Age 2 Months Upto 5 Years

Training Modules 1 to 9

Photographs for Physicians

Facility Based Care Books

Facility Based Care Chart Booklet

Facility Based IMNCI Facilitators Guide

Facility Based IMNCI Participants Manual



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