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Newborn and Child Health

FCH/HL promotes the design of effective and integrated approaches to health, such as the Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) Strategy, geared at care of children between 0-5 years to reduce mortality and morbidity.

The IMCI Strategy integrates the best health measures available to:

  • Promote healthy lifestyles
  • Prevent sickness (through vaccination, proper alimentation, etc.)  
  • Detect in a timely manner and effectively treat the mos frequent and prevalent illnesses

Its objectives are:

  • To contribute to the reduction of childhood mortality
  • To reduce the incidence and gravity of sicknesses and health problems that affect children
  • To improve the growth and development of children during their first years of life


Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 May 2011 09:44

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