n African Journal for Physical Health Education, Recreation and Dance - The evaluation of the implementation of Integrated Management of childhood illnesses protocol at Mamotswa clinic Limpopo Province, South Africa - : health

Volume 21 Number 1.2
  • ISSN : 1117-4315


It is important to train more professional nurses for the implementation of Integrated Management of Childhood Illnesses (IMCI) as a way of substantially reducing child mortality in the Limpopo province, South Africa. The aim of this study was to evaluate the implementation of IMCI protocol at Mamotshwa clinic in the Capricorn district of the Limpopo province. The study used the qualitative method because little is known about the topic. It is also important to understand the in-depth experiences of the human phenomenon. The phenomenological, descriptive, explorative and contextual research design was used. The sample (12) included professional nurses who were trained for IMCI at Mamotshwa clinic in the Capricorn district of the Limpopo province. The data were analysed using Tesch's inductive, descriptive coding technique method for analysing data. The results indicated that more IMCI professional need to be trained; child health status needs to be improved and that more material resources need to be provided. The conclusion and recommendations for the study protocol are that IMCI improves the quality and efficiency care of children less than five years old, and decreases child mortality through proper training of professional nurses.

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