Integrated Management of Childhood IllnessEvery year, nearly 11 million children die before their fifth birthday. In response to this challenge, the Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) was developed – a strategy designed to reduce child mortality and morbidity in developing countries. The approach focuses on the major causes of deaths in children through improving case management skills of health workers, strengthening the health system and addressing family and community practices.Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) offers simple and effective methods to prevent and manage the leading causes of serious illness and mortality in young children. The clinical guidelines promote evidence-based assessment and treatment, using a syndromic approach that supports the rational, effective and affordable use of drugs. This course is developed to upscale the knowledge of healthcare workers on IMCI.
The course is offered via eLearning using lectures, videos, exercises and tests. This course is facilitated by leading-edge faculties in the field.
The comprehensive study material provides up to date information on:
- IMCI Process
- The sick child age 2 months up to 5 years: Assess and classify
- The sick young infant age birth up to 2 months: Assess and classify
- Assess, Classify and Identify Treatment
- Treatment of common pediatric conditions
- Counselling approach for the Caregiver
- Child Follow-up Care
The principal objectives of this course are:
- To empower health care workers to stay abreast with the management of most serious childhood illnesses typically seen at first-level health facilities
- To improve the standards of medical practice and patient care.
- Participants are continually assessed for participation, knowledge tests, exercises, application via case studies, and assignments.
- At the end of the course, participants are expected to complete the final evaluation.
Participants who complete all course materials, exercises, case studies and pass all tests with an average mark of 70% will receive a certificate of completion from AQuaH Training School.
The course is aimed at Primary health care workers (Doctors, Nurses, Pharmacists, Clinical Associates) who wish to improve and update their clinical skills and competence in the prevention, care and treatment of children.
Self-paced: 6 weeks
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