The Institutionalizing iCCM subgroup of the Child Health Task Force hosted a webinar on lessons learned and key challenges to governance in community case management. The presentation by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health, MESA Alliance, shared findings from a study recently published in the BMJ Global Health. Four themes were identified which characterize the challenges in coordination and development of iCCM:
- "Need for country leadership and ownership of iCCM concepts to ensure integration into national health system's policy and infrastructure
- Importance of information-sharing and generation of a contextual pool of iCCM evidence
- Sustainability of programs for iCCM are dependent on external funding instead of on national investments to cost and financing
- Need for continued integration of disease specific stovepipes to facilitate program funding and coordination that encourage an iCCM strategic approach to child health goals."
- Dr. Koya C. Allen, MESA Scientific Officer, MESA Alliance, Barcelona Institute for Global Health
- Mr. Humphreys Nsona, Program Manager & Head of IMCI unit, Community Health Sciences unit, Ministry of Health Malawi, and iCCM Subgroup Co-chair
- Anne Linn, Africa Regional Malaria Advisor, Africa Bureau PMI, USAID