Integrated Management of Neonatal and Childhood Illnesses (IMNCI) training

Level of training - District
Target participants - Auxiliary Nurse Midwives
Total duration - 8 days
Total participant/batch - 25

In our country, malnutrition and low birth weight (LBW) contribute to about 50% deaths among infants and children under 5 years of age. It is obvious that for preventing deaths due to low birth weight, the health and nutritional status of mothers during pregnancy has to be taken care of. It is well established fact that care during or immediately after birth plays an important role in preventing deaths in the early neonatal period. Visiting the children at homes has been found to be a critical intervention which helps in preventing deaths. WHO/UNICEF developed a new approach to tackling the major diseases of early childhood called the Integrated Management of Childhood Illnesses (IMCI). Studies show that children presenting with any illness often suffer from more than one disease. For instance, a child presenting with diarrhoea may also be malnourished and may not have received the immunization as per the National Immunization Schedule. The integrated approach ensures that all relevant needs of the child are looked at and attended to during the contact of the child with the health workers.
The IMNCI package has been developed by experts including the child health researchers, academicians from the Indian Academy of Pediatrics (IAP) and the National Neonatology Forum (NNF) to adapt it for the specific requirements of children in India. Since newborn care is an important issue for bringing down the infant mortality rate in India, this aspect has been included in the package adapted by India.

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Pre Service IMNCI  
IMNCI Physician Chart Booklet     (12.70 MB)
IMNCI students handbook      (7.98 MB)
Teachers guide for IMNCI training of students      (558 KB)
In Service IMNCI  
IMNCI cover page          (67 KB)
Module 1        (105 KB)
Module 2        (321 KB)
Module 3        (103 KB)
Module 4        (315 KB)
Module 5        (625 KB)
Module 6        (496 KB)
Module 7       (2.95 MB)
Module 8        (222 KB)
Module 9        (221 KB)
IMNCI Hindi  
Part 1      (81.60 MB)
Part 2      (46.65 MB)
 IMNCI wall charts  
Chart 1      (3.00 MB)
Chart 2      (4.06 MB)
Chart 3      (3.47 MB)
Chart 4      (3.28 MB)
Chart 5      (2.68 MB)
Photograph booklet for health worker      (1.78 MB)
Important Links    
MoHFW NIHFW NHM GoI Health Department NHM Haryana TMIS