Facility-based Integrated Management of Neonatal and Childhood Illnesses ( F-IMNCI) training


Introduction

IMNCI approach has been mentioned as the centerpiece of newborn and child health strategy. As more and more physicians and health workers are being trained in IMNCI young infants and sick children are being referred to first referral facilities. Medical Officers and Staff Nurses working in these facilities would be responsible for providing optimum care to the referred sick young infants and children. Hence building the capacity of the health workers in these facilities to manage sick neonates and children acquires greater importance. Facility Based Care for severely ill children is complementary to primary care for providing a continuum of care for severely ill children. Good quality inpatient care for children is required at these facilities to increase the impact of appropriate primary care interventions on child survival.