Building IMCI Protocol at Primary Health Care in Indonesia
Impact Story: Childhood Pneumonia Project in Indonesia
Key achievements: The sign off the Decree on Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) Standard Operation Procedure (SOP) by the Head of Health District (DHO) of Bandung District. The SOP on IMCI will be implemented in all 62 Primary Health Centers in Bandung District. This major result shows the government’s commitment to developing the necessary accountability mechanisms especially on classifying, reporting and budget allocation. The impact of this is health workers will be able to classify and thoroughly check medical symptoms displayed by children under five, including pneumonia, in standardized manner. Save the Children (SC) Indonesia advocated to have the SOP on IMCI in all Primary Health Centers. SC Indonesia initiated the facilitation through On the Job Training for 6 PHCs, showing good results. After the District Health Office (DHO) accepted and adopted this plan, DHO upscaled it to the rest of PHCs.