oa South African Family Practice - A review of Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) : review article
|Article Title||A review of Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) : review article|
|© Publisher:||Medpharm Publications|
|Journal||South African Family Practice|
|Publication Date||Sep 2005|
|Pages||32 - 38|
|Keyword(s)||Anemia, Case management, Diarrhoea, Feeding assessment, Fever, HIV / AIDS, IMCI, Malnutrition, Pneumonia, Sick children and Sick young infant|
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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