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GHF2014 – PS02 – Integrated Management of Childhood Illness: Where Do We Stand?

Integrated Management of Childhood Illnesses:
Where Do We Stand?

Dr. Lulu Muhe, Department of Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health (MCA), World Health Organization, Switzerland
Performance of Community Health Workers in Community Case Management: Uganda
Dr. Agnes Nanyonjo, Research Officer-Public Health, Malaria Consortium Uganda Technical Country Office, Uganda
Dr. Eric A. F. Simões, Professor of Paediatrics, School of Medicine, Department of Paediatrics University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus, United States
The aim of the IMCI strategy introduced in 1996 was to contribute to the reduction of child mortality through appropriate management of major causes of child death including pneumonia, diarrhoea, malaria and malnutrition, improved caregiver knowledge and home care practices during illness, and prevention of illness. As we approach the 2015, what has been the contribution of IMCI in the global progress towards achieving MDG 4. Is the IMCI model still fit for purpose in addressing child survival and the emerging epidemic of non-communicable diseases beyond the 2015?

Nanyonjo Profile PhotoDr. Agnes Nanyonjo

Dr. Nanyonjo is a Research officer-Public Health working with Malaria consortium Uganda. She completed her undergraduate studies from Makerere university Uganda with a bachelor of medicine and bachelor of surgery degree. She specialized in public health from Umeå university Sweden. She is a doctoral student at Karolinska institute.  She has experience working community case management of childhood diseases, HIV/AIDS and sexual and reproductive health of young people.

Eric_Simoes_squareDr. Eric A. F. Simões

Eric Simoes is a Professor of Paediatrics at the School of Medicine Department of Paediatrics University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.

Eric A. F. Simoes, MB, BS, DCH, MD, earned his medical degree from the University of Madras, India, in 1984. He completed paediatric infectious diseases fellowship training at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in 1989, at which time he joined the faculty of the Department of Paediatrics and Children's Hospital Colorado. From 1995 to 1999, he directed the Paediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program. Since 2001 he also has had an appointment as Professor of Paediatric Infectious Diseases and Tropical Child Health with the Department of Paediatrics, Obstetrics, and Gynaecology at the Imperial College of Science and Technology in London, UK.

Eric Simoes has published over 170 journal articles, books, book chapters, scholarly reviews, and abstracts. He is widely sought as a speaker, teacher, and consultant, both nationally and abroad. Worked as a Member, Advisory Committee on Acute Respiratory Infections, World Health Organization 1999-2004

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