Case Management of Childhood Illness

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Case management of childhood illness requires continual treatment and care from the household to the hospital. Global strategies to manage childhood illnesses at primary health facilities and community levels include the WHO's Integrated Management of Newborn and Childhood Illness (IMNCI) and Integrated Community Case Management (iCCM) of Childhood Illness.

This course will equip public health program planners, program managers, and professional staff who do not have a medical background with a basic understanding of case management for childhood illness across the continuum of care, to assist with ensuring universal coverage of quality programming.

Objective

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the global magnitude of child illness and death
  • List the strategies that comprise case management of sick children across the continuum of care
  • List the strategies to build and maintain the skills of care providers at all levels
  • Understand the importance of strengthening health systems for effective case management of childhood illness
  • Appreciate how improvements in the case-management skills of health staff can be made through training using locally adapted guidelines
  • Identify the basic elements of managing programs for child health

Credits

The course authors would like to thank the following technical experts for their feedback on the course:

  • Michel Pacqué (Child Health Team Leader, MCSP/JSI) 
  • Dyness Kasungami (Senior Child Health Advisor, MCSP/JSI) 
  • Serge Raharison (Senior Child Health Advisor, MCSP/JSI)
  • Zeenat Patel (Senior Technical Advisor Child Health, MCSP/JSI) 
  • Malia Boggs (Senior Technical Advisor, Child Health, USAID) 
  • Patricia Jodrey (Child Health Team Leader, USAID)
  • Chris Mfornyam (Child Health Advisor, USAID) 
  • Nefra Faltas (Child Health Advisor, USAID)