IMCI: what can we learn from an innovation that didn't reach the poor?

@article{Gwatkin2006IMCIWC,
  title={IMCI: what can we learn from an innovation that didn't reach the poor?},
  author={Davidson R. Gwatkin},
  journal={Bulletin of the World Health Organization},
  year={2006},
  volume={84 10},
  pages={768}
}
In this month’s Bulletin, Cesar Victora et al.1 continue their ongoing assessm ment of the Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) strategy, by looking at how well it reached poor areas within three countries. Their findings are sobering: overall, the stratm egy seemed to be implemented least energetically in the areas where it was most needed. This illustrates one of the many cruel ironies of efforts to help the poor: the tendency of service programmes to be much weaker in deprived… CONTINUE READING

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