The Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) strategy treats children's health in an integral way, without forgetting all the needs around their family and community, and not only focusing on the diseases they suffer. This strategy is a tool aimed at the first level of care staff for the achievement of a more equitable health among the children of the Americas.
Monitoring Child Development (0-6 years) in the IMCI Context. Second Edition. 2012.
"Providing children with opportunities to develop fully may well be the most important contribution that can be made to the human species. Satisfactory child development, especially in the first years of life, helps to maximize children's likelihood of getting an education and becoming fully active citizens who are able to cope with the vicissitudes of life and thus reduce social and economic disparities in society."
Pandemic Influenza A (H1NI) 2009. .
"...the Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) Strategy has been able to support a reduction in several illnesses that are prevalent in certain countries. Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 is a universal pandemic that is affecting most of the countries in the region to a different extent and with different case fatality rates. Using IMCI algorithms, the Pan American Health Organization has prepared the following manual, which contains protocols and procedure tables for use by medical teams in the diagnosis, management and treatment of affected patients. Special emphasis is also placed on preventive measures aimed at preventing the spread of the disease among healthcare workers, patients, and children exposed at schools or daycare centers." French Portuguese
Key Family Practices for Healthy Growth and Development
"WHO and UNICEF, on the basis of scientific evidence and available experience, are promoting through the Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) strategy, key practices designed to foster the healthy growth and development of children under five years of age."