Difference between IMCI and IMNCI

  • IMNCI (Integrated Management of Neonatal and Childhood Infections) is the Indian adaptation of IMCI (Integrated Management of Childhood Infections)
  • IMNCI differs from IMCI in the following ways:
    • Includes management of neonates (0-7 days of age)
    • Incorporates national guidelines on malaria, immunization, anemia and Vitamin A supplementation
    • Training of health staff starts with sick  young infants (0-2 months of age)
    • Equal time devoted for sick young infants and sick young children
    • Skill based

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