The iCCM, Commodities and Quality of Care subgroups of the Child Health Task Force hosted an information session to share new Global Fund guidance for the next funding cycle. The Global Fund will now consider supporting the full package of commodities that community health workers need to deliver a comprehensive package of integrated community case management of childhood illnesses (iCCM) services for children under five. This includes not only malaria commodities, but also first-line antibiotics for pneumonia treatment and ORS and zinc for diarrhea treatment, in line with national iCCM protocols.
During the session, the Global Fund shared specific guidelines for countries applying for funding next cycle. A panelist from Uganda's Ministry of Health also shared reflections from their experience with the Global Fund. For more information on the funding cycle, eligibility and timeline, see this page of the Global Fund website.
- Nicholas Oliphant, Senior Specialist, Community Health Worker Programming, Global Fund
- Melanie Renshaw, Principal Director, African Leaders Malaria Alliance, Co-chair CRSPC
- Dr Amutuhaire Maureen, National iCCM Coordinator, Malaria Control Program, Ministry of Health Uganda