Inter Agency Working Group on CIMCI
Inter Agency Working Group on Community Integrated Management of Childhood Illness
The community focus – a systematic approach
Improving child health and development in and through the community sounds deceptively simple. However, experience shows that the process is long and there are no short cuts. It needs careful planning, adequate resources and the cooperation of all partners. In short, there must be a systematic approach, whether this involves the relationship between health worker and individual family, or the development of a national strategy.
Child health and development in the community – a pillar of IMCI
Addressing Under 5 mortality...
Starting at the Community level ...
Improving child health through the community is at the
core of the IMCI
IMCI places the individual child and his or her needs
at its centre and emphasizes that key factors in the child’s immediate
environment are as important as medical treatment in improving health.
More than 80 countries have so far successfully introduced the IMCI
strategy into their health systems.