Intercountry workshop to accelerate integration of IMCI in pre-service training of health professionals in the South-East Asia Region : a report
AbstractThe Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) strategy is an evidence-based and effective strategy for managing common childhood illnesses. Introduction of IMCI in pre-service education of doctors, nurses and paramedical workers will help introduce the practice of standardized protocol-based management of the most common conditions that cause disease in children. Pre-service IMCI will contribute to improvement of quality of care provided to children and is a sustainable means for introducing IMCI in public health systems. The publication is a report of a workshop which reviews the status of pre-service IMCI training in the Region and plans for its expansion in selected Member States. The report gives a brief overview of experiences with pre-service IMCI in Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Myanmar and Nepal. It also records the on-site observations of participants about pre-service IMCI implementation in one large teaching hospital in Mumbai, India. A brief description of an evaluation of pre-service IMCI in medical schools in India is provided in addition to information about available tools for teachers and students, and tools for monitoring of pre-service IMCI. The report concludes with recommendations regarding (i) organization of pre-service training in IMCI; (ii) training of faculty; (iii) curriculum-related issues, and (iv) monitoring and evaluation of pre-reservice IMCI.
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia. (2006). Intercountry workshop to accelerate integration of IMCI in pre-service training of health professionals in the South-East Asia Region : a report. WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/205377