Technical updates of the guidelines on Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI)

It is over seven years since IMCI has been introduced and much has been learnt through the adaptation and implementation processes in countries. The Department of Child and Adolescent Health and Development (CAH) and other institutions have undertaken work to evaluate the evidence base for the technical guidelines of the IMCI strategy. Research results are emerging with potential implications for updating the technical guidelines of IMCI. The technical updates are provided for use by countries whenever there are opportunities to revise the country IMCI adaptations. It will be necessary to have a series of technical updates as new research findings become available. The current technical updates have compiled new evidence to inform immediately IMCI adaptations in countries and recommend adaptations in six areas shown below.