oa South African Family Practice - A review of Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) : review article

Volume 47, Issue 8
  • ISSN : 2078-6190
  • E-ISSN: 2078-6204



Extracted from text ... Introduction The Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) strategy is the primary child-care approach of choice for South Africa.1, 2 IMCI training was introduced into South Africa in 1996 by WHO and UNICEF. Since then 8695 health workers have been trained in IMCI - mainly primary health care nurse practitioners, but also primary care doctors and paediatricians. The basic 11-day course comprises classroom activities, assessing children both in an outpatient setting and paediatric ward.3 A compact 4- day course has been developed for doctors and is being taught in some medical schools. IMCI has been very well received by nurse ..

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