MOH organises IMCI workshop on Tuesday

Oman Tuesday 08/September/2020 17:43 PM
By: Times News Service
MOH organises IMCI workshop on Tuesday

Muscat: A national workshop on Integrated Child Health Care (IMCI) for health workers in the primary healthcare centres commenced, on Tuesday, under the patronage of H.E. Dr. Sultan bin Yarub Al-Busaidi, MOH Advisor for Health Affairs.

The virtual workshop, which is organised by the Ministry of Health (MOH), was attended by a number of pediatrics, family doctors, nurses, health educators and nutritionists from various health institutions in the Sultanate.

The two-day national workshop aims to qualifying the health workers to implement the IMCI for children under 5 years in the health institutions and enhancing the role of the community in providing health services for children under the age of five.

The workshop is presented by a number of speakers from the World Health Organization Office in the Sultanate and from the MOH child health departments of various governorates.

Dr. Fanna AlFannah, IMCI Expert, pointed out that the Sultanate has started implemented the IMCI since 2000. She also highlighted the achievements that have been achieved to reduce the mortality and morbidity rates, as well as promoting the public health of children under five years.

The workshop touches upon a number of important issues, the most important of which are child health records, routine child health visits, nutrition of children under-five-year, challenges facing children and others.