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Table 7 Adherence (percentage) of staff to the IMCI assessment algorithm in relation to IMCI re-training status

From: Adherence to the integrated management of childhood illness guidelines in Namibia, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda: evidence from the national service provision assessment surveys

  Namibia Kenya Tanzania Uganda
Number of staff with known IMCI training status (n) 185 586 267 204
Number of staff with unknown IMCI training status (n) 255 29 345 135
Children assessed by staff with known IMCI training status (n) 621 1809 1124 635
Children assessed by staff with unknown IMCI training status (n) 878 81 1345 367
IMCI danger signs combined
 IMCI training last 12 months (%) 24.8 21.1 25.1 32.1
 IMCI training last 13–36 months (%) 14.6 12.3 19.8 32.1
 No IMCI training (%) 8.4 8.4 10.3 24.1
 IMCI training status unknown (%) 8.5 2.5 8.8 33.8
IMCI main symptoms combined
 IMCI training last 12 months (%) 55.4 42.5 55.6 49.7
 IMCI training last 13–36 months (%) 53.5 33.9 58.8 53.4
 No IMCI training (%) 42.5 32.3 41.5 57.5
 IMCI training status unknown (%) 47.4 29.6 46.5 62.4
Fever
 IMCI training last 12 months (%) 97.5 89.4 76.2 92.7
 IMCI training last 13–36 months (%) 97.2 86.1 74.6 86.9
 No IMCI training (%) 96.3 86.2 71.0 90.9
 IMCI training status unknown (%) 96.7 81.4 72.5 89.9
Pneumonia
 IMCI training last 12 months (%) 61.1 36.7 42.6 33.2
 IMCI training last 13–36 months (%) 66.7 28.5 31.9 16.0
 No IMCI training (%) 38.1 20.9 18.4 13.8
 IMCI training status unknown (%) 36.8 11.1 18.3 17.4
Diarrhoea
 IMCI training last 12 months (%) 33.9 23.4 25.5 40.2
 IMCI training last 13–36 months (%) 26.4 24.5 23.1 44.4
 No IMCI training (%) 28.1 17.6 19.1 34.1
 IMCI training status unknown (%) 29.5 13.6 18.2 37.0
  1. IMCI Integrated management of childhood illness