Survey report to identify barriers impeding the implementation of the strategy on integrated management of childhood illness in the Republic of Tajikistan



The aim of the ongoing reform of the health care system in Tajikistan is to improve the quality, accessibility and cost–effectiveness of health services to the population, including children.

The introduction to primary health care facilities of the strategy for Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) will facilitate the proper management of childhood illness, ensure optimum combined treatment of all major diseases, improve the quality of advice for care, assist in the conduct of preventive interventions and foster the timely referral of seriously ill children to hospital. The strategy also aims at optimizing the quality of care delivered by primary health care outpatient facilities. In the home, the IMCI strategy promotes the establishment regular behavioural patterns for parents and other family members as carers of both healthy and sick children, improved nutrition and disease prevention and appropriate management of the treatment prescribed.