Maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health

Improving child health IMCI

The integrated approach


World Health Organization; UNICEF

Publication details

Number of pages: 21
Publication date: 1999
Languages: English
ISBN: 9241546441
WHO reference number: WHO/CHD/97.12 Rev.2



The document gives an overview of the integrated management of childhood illness (IMCI) and its components as a new approach to treating sick children. It explains the rationale for an integrated approach to childhood illness and briefly describes the importance of major conditions included into IMCI: pneumonia, diarrhoea, malaria, measles and malnutrition.