Review of Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) in Europe (2018)




By: Susanne Carai, Aigul Kuttumuratova and Martin Weber
2018, xi + 80 pages
ISBN 978 92 890 5306 8

In 1995, WHO and the United Nations Children’s Fund launched the Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) as a global strategy to end preventable child mortality and promote child health and development. A global review of IMCI implementation was carried out in 2016. To complement the global review, the WHO Regional Office for Europe conducted an in-depth review of the status of IMCI implementation in the WHO European Region, where IMCI was introduced in the late 1990s. This report sets out findings of the review of IMCI implementation in 16 countries and territories of the European Region, highlighting strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. It also presents vignettes describing review findings at individual country/territory level.