Short Programme Review for Child Health in China
A short programme review (SPR) of the newborn and child health programme in China was conducted from 9 to 13 May 2008. Eleven provinces, where Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) has been introduced and supported by the Ministry of Health, were the focus areas for the review.
Activities planned since the expansion phase of IMCI began in 2001 were reviewed. The review was coordinated and managed by the Capital Institute of Paediatrics (CIP) and the WHO Representative Office in China. It was conducted by a team of 40 participants including programme staff from central level (CIP, Ministry of Health’s Maternal and Child Health [MCH] Department), provincial level (MCH hospitals, public health school, provincial health bureaux), county level (MCH hospitals), township level (township hospitals), village level (village health centres); and representatives from the central Ministry of Health. Three local facilitators and four facilitators from WHO also participated.