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Edited by J Thomson and A Chavan. World Health Organization, 2005, £7.30 (paperback), pp 163. ISBN 92 4 154644 1
Integrated management of childhood illness (IMCI) is, for those who may not be familiar with the term, a WHO and UNICEF initiated strategy for the identification and management of the most common causes of childhood morbidity and mortality in the developing world. IMCI promotes improvement not only of health professionals’ clinical management of cases but also of health systems and of family and community practices. The challenge is to disseminate these, undoubtedly laudable, systematic guidelines to health professionals all over our rather diverse world.
This book is an attempt to do just that. Written for those who teach health professionals this A4 sized manual (rather than handbook) is meant …