ES2-5 : The benefits of the IMCI digitalization


The adherence of healthcare workers to clinical algorithms is key to ensure patients receive the life-saving interventions they need. However, improving the performance of healthcare workers in developing country settings has proven to be a challenging problem. Digital technologies represent an opportunity to improve individual performance, adherence to protocol and more broadly to transform healthcare delivery.

Enhanced adherence to Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) WHO protocol is so far the most critical condition to improve significantly quality of care for children under 5 in low income countries primary health care facilities.

In recent years, attempts to digitalize the IMCI protocol have been conducted in a few countries. Burkina Faso is the country that has invested the most and today 30% of the country rural clinics have adopted an e-IMCI tool on tablets. Other countries, such as Nigeria, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and Tanzania have also started similar interventions.
During the round table we will share lessons learnt from those various perspectives, and discuss challenges and benefits.



Exchange lessons learnt on IMCI digitalization

The mains question addressed will be :

  • Benefits expected or observed by the e-IMC
  • ITechnological challenges and opportunitiesImplementation challenges and bo
  • ttleneck to improve he
  • alth worker adherenceHow to measure impact?



Agagliate ThierryChairmanTerre des HommesSwitzerland
Bargo AminataParticipantEnfant du MondeBurkina Faso
Bernasconi AndreaParticipantSwiss TPHSwitzerland
Guillaume FoutryParticipantTerre des hommes FoundationBurkina Faso
Kitamura AkikoParticipantUNRWAJordan
Keitel KristinaParticipantUniversité de BaleSwitzerland
Rahman Ahmed EhsanurParticipanticddr,bBangladesh
Rambaud ClothildeParticipantMSFSuisse
Routen ThomasParticipantDtree / MangologicGermany





ES : Experience sharing