Below are the final meeting reports from the Technical Advisory Group (TAG) on IMCI:

Integrated Management in the Context of the Maternal-Newborn-Child Health Continuum. Report of the Eighth Meeting. 2010.

tag-meeting-eighth-child-healthTechnical Advisory Group on (TAG) on IMCI. Report of the Eighth Meeting

Meeting objectives:

1. Analyze the new approaches based on the Care Continuum for a Healthy Lifecourse and Family and Community Health, in a context of regional and local epidemiological changes and with a view to reaching Millennium Development Goal 4 and proposing lines of action for its fulfillment in 2015.
2. Identify new and innovative training methodologies to use with the different components of the IMCI strategy.
3. Identify strategies for monitoring and follow-up that enable verification of health workers' abilities to deal with critical situations as well as the conditions imposed by their work environment.
4. Submit and discuss a proposal for a current health situation analysis of the under-5 population in priority and high-impact countries, to serve as a reference for local and national authorities, as well as for organizations providing technical cooperation and for decision-making to prevent and control prevalent diseases.

Integrated Management in the Context of the Maternal-Newborn-Child Health Continuum. Report of the Seventh Meeting. 2009.

tag-meeting-seventh-child-healthTechnical Advisory Group (TAG) on IMCI. Report of the Seventh Meeting

Meeting objectives:

1. Analyze the diverse scenarios that favor or prevent the use of evidence-based medicine in the context of IMCI in local programs in the countries of the Region.
2. Identify the use of new tools and technologies to improve IMCI information and training and strengthen epidemiological information systems in the countries.
3. Propose lines of action, activities, and plans to introduce and strengthen new IMCI components, including components on pandemics and disasters.
4. Identify new regional and country-level opportunities to strengthen alliances and mobilize resources to expand the IMCI strategy.
5. Take into account the world economic situation and its impact on health programs in the Region of the Americas and the role of the IMCI strategy in the framework of the care continuum in this process.

Integrated Management in the Context of the Maternal-Newborn-Child Health Continuum. Report of the Sixth Meeting. 2008.

tag-meeting-sixth-child-healthTechnical Advisory Group (TAG) on IMCI. Report of the Sixth Meeting

Meeting objectives:

1. Analyze the new political and epidemiological scenarios that affect the health of children in the Region of the Americas throughout their life cycle, considering the determininants of health status and the role of the IMCI strategy in this process.
2. Identify key actions that can help accelerate the development of national plans to promote peri-neo-natal health and equitable universal access on reaching the most vulnerable population groups.
3. Propose lines of action, activities, and plans for strengthening health information systems and systems for surveillance, monitoring, and evaluation.
4. Analyze community interventions and propose community mobilization activities and social communication strategies to promote healthy behaviors within primary health care and in the context of the continuum of care.
5. Identify key activities at the regional level and in the countries that can create and strengthen partnerships and associations and the mobilization of resources to support sustainable implementation of the IMCI strategy within the health services, the community, and the family.

Integrated Management in the Context of the Maternal-Newborn-Child Health Continuum. Report of the Fifth Meeting. 2006.

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Technical Advisory Group (TAG) on IMCI. Report of the Fifth Meeting

Meeting objectives:

1. Provide an update on the status of the IMCI strategy in the Americas and on the expansion of its coverage and contents to strengthen its role in health care and health protection throughout the life cycle.
2. Identify and analyze the key aspects that can help accelerate expansion of the IMCI strategy in the countries, with emphasis on reaching the most vulnerable population groups, in coordination with the various sectors and actors involved in child health care with active community participation.
3.Propose lines of action, activies and plans that will strengthen implementation of the IMCI strategy in the countries and improve the monitoring and evaluation of achievements in order to identify progress in attaining the MDGs. 
4. Analyze IMCI's contribution to improving family health and propose plans and activities that encourage people to view it as a strategy that incorporates other interventions and activities for health protection and health care.