The BMJ Releases Strategic Review Collection On Child Health

The BMJ: Strategic review of child health
“…Two decades ago, Integrated Management of Childhood Illnesses (IMCI) was introduced by the World Health Organization and UNICEF as a global strategy to ‘reach all children’ with prevention, diagnosis, and treatment for common childhood illnesses, aiming at reducing child mortality and promoting child health. The strategic review of IMCI and [Integrated Community Case Management (iCCM)] aimed to draw lessons from past measures and current best practices to provide direction on how countries, supported by the global child health community, can deliver the best possible strategies to help each child to survive and thrive. This collection of articles describes findings from the strategic review. It seeks to provide thoughtful, transparent, evidence based examination of past measures and current best practices, and to consider future needs when rethinking global and national child health strategies…” (July 2018).

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