Maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health

Child health in the community - "Community IMCI"

Briefing package for facilitators

World Health Organization

Publication details

Publication date: 2004
Languages: English
ISBN: 9241591951



Community-based activities are ongoing in many communities in most countries. This Briefing Package proposes a process for bringing principal partners together for planning and implementation at the national, intermediary, district and community levels. This process will: enable development of coherent strategic and operational plans at various levels; facilitate the sharing of experiences, resources and expertise among projects and geographical areas; and help ensure consistency. The process is best carried out with the assistance of a facilitator.

The Briefing Package is comprised of the following three documents:

  • The Reference Document contains guidelines for: gathering and analysing information about ongoing community activities at the national, intermediary, district and community levels; developing national strategic plans and operational plans at the national, intermediary, district and community levels; and implementing C-IMCI at the community level (with best practices from selected countries as examples).
  • The Training Guide is based on the Reference Document, and contains guidelines for training facilitators in planning for implementation of C-IMCI.
  • Case studies supplement and enrich the training of facilitators.