Millions of parents seek healthcare facilities for their children every day, at hospitals, basic health units (BHUs), pharmacies, private clinics, and traditional healing centres. However, inequalities remain in the levels of healthcare assessment and advice provided. This is where the case management of childhood illness comes in.
Millions of parents seek healthcare facilities for their children every day, at hospitals, basic health units (BHUs), pharmacies, private clinics, and traditional healing centres. However, inequalities remain in the levels of healthcare assessment and advice provided. This is where the case management of childhood illness comes in. The case management of childhood illness ensures that complete and continual care is provided in both the home and at the hospital in order to manage childhood illness in an effective way. WHO has been very proactive in devising and enacting strategies at a global level for the management of childhood illnesses at primary healthcare facilities, as well as at the community levels. This course will cover all these different strategies in order to ensure you can become an effective case manager of childhood illness. This course has been adapted from Global Health eLearning (GHeL) Center under a Creative Commons License and modified according to prevailing trends in the Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs).
After completion of this course, students will be able to understand:
- The global magnitude of child illness and death;
- The strategies comprising case management of sick children across the continuum of care;
- The strategies to build and maintain the skills of care providers at all levels;
- The importance of strengthening health systems for effective case management of childhood illness;
- How improvements in the case-management skills of health staff can be made through training, using locally adapted guidelines; and
- The basic elements of managing programmes for child health.
Module - 1: Global Overview on Child Illness and Deaths
Module - 2: Strategies for Case Management of Sick Children
Module - 3: Improving Case Management Skills of Healthcare Workers
Module - 4: Health Systems Strengthening (HSS) to Improve Case Management of Childhood Illness
Module - 5: Health Programmes for Child Health
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POLHN self-paced courses are recognised by Pacific Ministries of Health. Once you have successfully completed the course, you will receive an official certificate. This certificate can be used for credit to gain CPD points.
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This course equips health managers with knowledge and understanding of the processes involved in case management of childhood illnesses and the development of quality programmes to ensure global coverage.
Case Management of Childhood Illness
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