Evaluating Niger’s experience in strengthening supervision, improving availability of child survival drugs through cost recovery, and initiating training for integrated management of childhood illness

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The Integrated Management of Childhood Illness protocol (IMCI) is a promising strategy to reduce childhood mortality, but experience implementing it suggested that clinical training, while essential, was not sufficient for its success: strengthening health systems, such as supervision and drug supply, is also needed. This article in BMC International Health and Human Rights presents the results of Niger’s IMCI implementation, which started by strengthening district-level supervision and improving the availability of child survival drugs through cost recovery. The article concludes that these steps helped but that a later evaluation should assess the impact of IMCI over the long term.

Tawfik Y, S Legros, and C Geslin, “Evaluating Niger’s Experience in Strengthening Supervision, Improving Availability of Child Survival Drugs through Cost Recovery, and Initiating Training for Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI),” BMC International Health and Human Rights 1:1(2001).

Publication Date 
July 2001
Authors 
Tawfik Y, S Legros, and C Geslin
Resource Type 
Publications
Peer-reviewed Journal Articles