Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI), developed by the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF, is one of the cornerstones of the drive to reach the child health-related Millennium Development Goals. To improve maternal and newborn care, WHO promotes a package of interventions and guidelines of the Integrated Management of Pregnancy and Childbirth (IMPAC).
In order to scale up the IMCI workforce the Novartis Foundation for Sustainable Development supported the WHO in the development of an innovative e-learning tool. ICATT (IMCI Computerized Adaptation and Training Tool) enables a large number of health workers to be trained in IMCI in a cost-effective way without a loss in quality.
The Novartis Foundation also supports the WHO and the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute to develop an e-learning tool for training in IMPAC. Called IMPACtt, the tool is based on the ICATT software and will comprise training modules in pregnancy care, childbirth, newborn care, and postnatal care. The first module on Essential Newborn Care has been tested successfully in Tanzania and in the Philippines.
WHO estimates that to date around 24 countries have completed IMCI (Integrated Management of Childhood Illness) adaptation through ICATT.
|Location||East Asia and Pacific, Tanzania, Fiji, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mozambique, Peru, Philippines, Solomon Islands, South Africa|