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I would like to share a successful example of scaling up of IMCI thru technology.
Terre des hommes Lausanne, an International NGO, has developed a e-diagnostic aid tool based on the IMCI protocol to help primary health workers at primary care in rural areas during consultations with children under five.
Today the intervention covers 620 rural Primary Health Care facilities in Burkina Faso, accounting for almost one third of the country. Over 3,600 health workers have used the tool to date, to deliver close to 2 million consultations to children under five. FHWs use the tool in almost 8 of every 10 consultations they perform. The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine is performing an impact evaluation to understand the effect of the intervention on the performance of health workers, the context and mechanisms that allow the intervention to have an impact, and its cost.
The intervention has just been launched in Mali and is planned in other countries