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Note to the reader The Background Paper provides a preliminary overview of existing knowledge and scopes out the questions addressed by this Task Force. The analysis, conclusions and recommendations contained herein should be considered as very preliminary as they are likely to evolve as the Task Force works toward its final report at the end of 2004.(More)
The strategy of Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) aims to reduce child mortality and morbidity in developing countries by combining improved management of common childhood illnesses with proper nutrition and immunization. The strategy includes interventions to improve the skills of health workers, the health system, and family and community(More)
Diarrhoeal disease is a major cause of death in children in the developing world. In developing countries a quarter of infant and childhood mortality is related to diarrhoea. The World Health Organization started the Diarrhoeal Disease Control Programme (CDD) in 1980 with the objective to decrease diarrhoeal mortality and morbidity among young children in(More)
OBJECTIVE Conduct a global situational analysis to identify the current facilitators and barriers to improving quality of care (QoC) for pregnant women, newborns and children. STUDY DESIGN Metareview of published and unpublished systematic reviews and meta-analyses conducted between January 2000 and March 2013 in any language. Assessment of Multiple(More)
OBJECTIVE Implementation of the Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) strategy with an 11-day training course for health workers improves care for ill children in outpatient settings in developing countries. The 11-day course duration is recommended by the World Health Organization, which developed IMCI. Our aim was to determine if shortening(More)
Differences in the terms used to classify diseases in the Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) guidelines and for health information system (HIS) disease surveillance could easily create confusion among health care workers. If the equivalent terms in the two classifications are not clear to health workers who are following the guidelines, they(More)
Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) has been adopted by over 80 countries as a strategy for reducing child mortality and improving child health and development. It includes complementary interventions designed to address the major causes of child mortality at community, health facility, and health system levels. The Multi-Country Evaluation of(More)
The endorsement by the United Nations General Assembly of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) and the growing acknowledgment by the international community that child survival is an unfinished agenda created a new momentum for rapid scaling up of effective child health interventions. In this review, the authors discuss the environment in which child(More)