WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF THE IMCI STRATEGY?

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  1. Addresses major child health problems because it systematically address the most important causes of children illness and death.
  2. Responds to demands.
  3. Promotes prevention as well as cure because IMCI emphasizes important preventive interventions such as immunization and breastfeeding.
  4. Is cost-effective- most cost-effective interventions in low and middle income countries (World Bank).
  5. Promotes cost-saving.
  6. Improves equity – IMCI improves inequity in global health care.