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Integrated Management of Childhood Illness Program

Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) is a strategy for reducing the mortality and morbidity associated with the major causes of childhood illness. The World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) started to develop the IMCI strategy in 1992, and today more than 100 countries worldwide have adopted it. This strategy primarily aims to reduce death, illness and disability, and to promote improved growth and development among children under 5 years of age. It includes both preventive and curative elements that are implemented by families and communities, as well as health facilities.

Policies and Laws

Type of Service

PhilHealth Benefit Package

  • PhilHealth Circular No. 2017-0028: Policy on Claims for Pneumonia, Acute Gastroenteritis, Urinary Tract Infection and Other Identified Conditions
  • PhilHealth Circular No. 2016-001: Policy Statements on the Diagnosis and Management of Acute Gastroenteritis as reference by the Corporation Ensuring Quality of Care
  • PhilHealth Circular No. 2011-011: New PhilHealth Case Rates for Selected Medical Cases and Surgical Procedures and the No Balance Billing Policy


  • Integrated Management of Childhood Illness – Computerized Adaptation Training Tool
Partners Organization


  • Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG)
  • Public Information Agency (PIA)

Local/Youth/CSOs, NGOs

  • Local Government Units (LGUs)

International Partners

  • World Health Organization (WHO)
  • United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Save the Children