Maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health

IMCI information package

World Health Organization; UNICEF


A set of 13 sheets providing a concise overview of the IMCI strategy, rationale and components, clinical training of health care providers, global implementation and research priorities. The process of planning national IMCI implementation and process of the adaptation of IMCI clinical guidelines are also described.

  • Management of childhood illness in developing countries: Rationale for an integrated strategy
  • Integrated Management of Childhood Illness: Global status of implementation
  • Planning for the implementation of IMCI in countries
  • Adaptation of the IMCI technical guidelines and training materials
  • IMCI training course for first-level health workers: Linking integrated care prevention
  • Follow-up after training: Reinforcing the IMCI skills of first-level health workers
  • The role of IMCI in improving family and community practices to support of child health and development
  • Update on development projects to support IMCI
  • IMCI research priorities: Investigating methods to prevent and manage childhood illness
  • Introducing IMCI into pre-service training for health professionals
  • IMCI indicators, monitoring and evaluation
  • Integrated Management of Childhood Illness and health sector reform
  • Building partnerships for child health