In Diyala, Introduction of IMCI Improves Health Worker Performance and Quality of Care

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Every day in Iraq, thousands of parents seek health care for their sick children, taking them to hospitals and health centers, looking for better healthcare. Surveys reveal that many sick children are not properly assessed and treated by these health care providers, and that their parents are poorly advised. Unfortunately, due to the lack of equipment and capacity development, Iraq’s maternal and child mortality rates are still high when compared to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) 4 and 5 for 2015. USAID’s Primary Health Care Project in Iraq (PHCPI) works alongside the Iraqi Ministry of Health (MOH) to help in strengthening primary health care (PHC) services, especially those targeting the reduction of maternal and neonatal mortality. One of the programs PHCPI has been instrumental in improving is the Integrated Management of Childhood Illnesses (IMCI).

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