Summary of Study Session 1

In Study Session 1, you have learned that:

  1. IMNCI aims to reduce death, illness and disability, and to promote improved growth and development among children under five years of age.
  2. The IMNCI strategy addresses the major causes of under-five morbidity and mortality which are responsible for more than 90% of the mortality, namely pneumonia, neonatal problems, diarrhoea, malaria, measles and malnutrition.
  3. The IMNCI case management process involves a stepwise approach consisting of the following elements: assessment, classification, treatment, counselling and follow-up.
  4. All children aged two months up to five years should be checked first for the five general danger signs: inability to drink or breastfeed, vomiting everything, history of convulsions during the current illness, lethargy or unconsciousness and convulsions now.
  5. A child with any general danger sign should be referred urgently after receiving urgent pre-referral treatment.

1.5  General danger signs (GDS)

Self-Assessment Questions (SAQs) for Study Session 1