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    The management of childhood illness: rationale for an integrated strategy, July 14-19, 1997, Copenhagen, Denmark.

    Salgado R

    Arlington, Virginia, Partnership for Child Health Care, Basic Support for Institutionalizing Child Survival [BASICS], 1997. [34] p. (Report; USAID Contract No. HRN-C-00-93-00031-00)

    Childhood illnesses such as diarrhea, acute respiratory infections, measles, malaria and malnutrition continue to be major contributors to child mortality in the year 2020 unless significantly more effort is applied to their control. The Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) algorithm is considered by the WHO to be one of the most effective strategies in the control of these diseases. A workshop was conducted in July 14-19, 1997, which brought together clinical experts from the concerned countries to discuss the practical aspects of IMCI adaptation as well as to continue the discussion on the feasibility of implementation of the IMCI algorithm in the selected region. This report summarizes the outcome from the workshop discussions based on the information collected through the circulated questionnaires and data from other available sources. These include possible adaptations of IMCI guidelines to consider, identification of areas where additional information is needed, technical points to consider in individual country adaptations, recommendations of the meeting in this regard, and recommendations for steps to be taken with regard to implementation of IMCI strategy. Overall recommendations for the further action for IMCI course adaptation and implementation are presented at the end of this report.
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    WHO / UNICEF Workshop on Alternative Approaches to Day Care in Africa: Integration of Health and Early Childhood Education, 6-11 December 1982, Nairobi, Kenya.

    Heron A; Otaala B

    [Unpublished] 1982. 41 p.

    This report entitled "Alternative Approaches to Daycare" is a result of the Regional Workshop, which took place in Nairobi, Kenya, December 6-11, 1982. The workshop was jointly sponsored by the WHO, Geneva, and UN Children's Fund (UNICEF), eastern Africa Regional Office, Nairobi. The main theme was about the incorporation of more health aspects into the Day Care of Children. It is noted that the common concerns of the WHO and UNICEF resulted in joint efforts to facilitate a forum for countries in Africa to share and exchange experience on health, care and education of young children; propose and plan practical strategies; make recommendations accordingly; and advice concerned government departments and organizations on possible implementation. The majority of the participants were decision and policy-makers and the result of their work is summarized in the following sections: General Introduction; Integration of Care; Health and Education; Examples of Innovative Projects in Africa; Approaches and Strategies to Integration; Constraints and Problems; Monitoring and Evaluation; Training Day Care Personnel; Government Policy and Legislation; Financing; Research and Recommendation. It is hoped that the information contained in the report will be useful to policy-makers, organizations concerned with the welfare of children, practitioners, researchers and other interested persons.
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