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Journal Article | English | 2021

How do community health workers institutionalise: An analysis of Brazil’s CHW programme

This Global Public Health article offers three contributions to the literature: the development and application of an analytical framework to consider the institutionalisation process of CHWs; a historical analysis of the professional institutionalisation of CHW in Brazil; and the identification of the paradoxes that such institutionalisation faces: firstly, institutionalisation focused on improving CHW remuneration created difficulties in hiring and paying these professionals; when CHW are incorporated within state bureaucracy they start to lose their autonomy as communit

Journal Article | English | 2021

Integrated community case management of childhood illness in low‐ and middle‐income countries

This Cochrane Review aimed to assess the effects of integrated community case management (iCCM) for children under‐five in low‐ and middle‐income countries. The review authors collected and analysed all relevant studies to answer this question and found seven studies.

Journal Article | English | 2021

Does integrated community case management (iCCM) target health inequities and treatment delays?

This article co-authored by the MRC Centre for Global Infectious Disease Analysis and Malaria Consortium presents evidence from an analysis of Demographic and Health Surveys data from 21 countries in the period 2010 to 2018.

Journal Article | English | 2021

Continuity of Community-Based Healthcare Provision During COVID-19: A Multi-Country Interrupted Time Series Analysis

Analysis of continuity of essential services in several “well-supported” CHW programs, which include iCCM

Report | English | 2021

Policy, Program, and Operational Learnings Report of iCCM/CMAM Integration

USAID-funded MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership developed this report in September 2021 to share learnings and programmatic experiences of integrating community-based management of acute malnutrition (CMAM) and integrated community case management (iCCM). The report presents key findings from a literature review of peer-reviewed articles, technical documents, program reports, consultative meeting proceedings, and global and national guidelines that focus on integrating these strategies.

Report | English | Kenya | 2021

Integrated Community Case Management in Kenya: Gap Analysis and Investment Case

This report was commissioned by the Child Health Task Force and developed by Save the Children Kenya in collaboration with the Ministry of Health in 2021. It provides an account of the status of the iCCM strategy in Kenya, the gaps in its delivery system, and the case for investment. The investment case was informed by desk reviews, key informant interviews, and case studies from Busia, Turkana, and Kisumu counties.

Integrated Community Case Management in Kenya: Gap Analysis and Investment Case814.01 KB
Presentation | English | 2021

iCCM Governance Presentation (ISGlobal, Allen) - June 29, 2021

Presentation from the webinar hosted by the iCCM subgroup of the Child Health Task Force on June 29, 2021: Governance in Global Health: Achieving impact and sustainability through integrated community case management. The speaker and author of the slides is Dr. Koya Allen (MESA Scientific Officer, Barcelona Institute for Global Health). The session was moderated by subgroup co-chairs Mr. Humphreys Nsona (Malawi MOH) and Anne Linn (PMI/USAID).

iCCM Governance Presentation (ISGlobal, Allen) - June 29, 20213.74 MB
Presentation | English | 2021

PMI IM and iCCM Subgroup Kickoff Meeting Presentation (L. Barat, Impact Malaria) - April 30, 2021

Presentation slides for the Institutionalizing iCCM subgroup meeting on April 30, 2021, to launch the collaboration with President's Malaria Initiative (PMI) Impact Malaria (IM) on an institutionalizing iCCM toolkit and webpage.

PMI IM and iCCM Subgroup Kickoff Meeting Presentation (L. Barat, Impact Malaria) - April 30, 20212.74 MB
Presentation | English | 2021

GFF Opportunities for Malaria iCCM Subgroup Presentation (M. Miles & T. Bracken, RBM) - February 11, 2021

Presentation slides by Tara Bracken and Melody Miles, presented at the iCCM Subgroup webinar hosted on February 11, 2021. The webinar shared highlights from The Global Financing Facility Guide for National Malaria Programs developed by RBM Partnership to End Malaria. The presentation includes background information about the GFF's purpose and function along with opportunities for engagement for malaria & iCCM programs. 

GFF Opportunities for Malaria iCCM Subgroup Presentation (M. Miles & T. Bracken, RBM) - February 11, 202110.64 MB
Journal Article | English | 2020

Proactive community case management in Senegal 2014–2016

This article in the Malaria Journal presents a case study in maximizing the impact of community case management of malaria through the proactive CCM approach in Senegal.

Recommended Citation: Gaye, S., Kibler, J., Ndiaye, J.L. et al. Proactive community case management in Senegal 2014–2016: a case study in maximizing the impact of community case management of malaria. Malar J 19, 166 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12936-020-03238-0

Journal Article | English | 2020

Implementing integrated community case management during conflict in Yemen

The conflict in Yemen has devastated the health system, with only 51% of health facilities classified as fully functional and 19.7 million people lacking access to health care. To address the urgent need for primary health care services in rural communities, Save the Children launched an iCCM program in Lahj and Taiz Governorates. A qualitative study was conducted to document the challenges to iCCM service delivery and to aid in developing strategies for overcoming service delivery bottlenecks in conflict-affected rural areas.

Report | English | 2020

Policy Brief: Community Health Workers in Humanitarian Settings

To better understand the barriers and enabling factors for community-based service delivery through CHWs, UNICEF, Save the Children, and the International Rescue Committee have collaborated to conduct a number of studies to document experiences with CHW services in humanitarian settings in low- and middle-income countries. Retrospective case studies were carried out in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone (Ebola outbreak); South Sudan (conflict); Bangladesh (flooding); and Yemen (conflict).

Journal Article | English | 2020

Community case management of chest indrawing pneumonia in children aged 2 to 59 months by community health workers: study protocol for a multi-country cluster randomized open label non-inferiority trial

This paper presents the protocol used in a study to determine and compare treatment failure rates of enhanced iCCM compared with standard iCCM in children aged 2-59 months of age with chest indrawing pneumonia without general danger signs and/or hypoxaemia.

Presentation | English | 2020

iCCM Subgroup Meeting Presentation - November 9, 2020

Presentation slides for the Institutionalizing iCCM Subgroup Meeting hosted November 9, 2020 and facilitated by co-chair Anne Linn (USAID). The presentation discusses the subgroup's goals and objectives, proposed workstreams for 2021, and an update from the iCCM Task Team on work in countries. 

iCCM Subgroup Meeting Presentation - November 9, 2020809.65 KB
Report | English | 2019

Institutionalizing integrated community case management (iCCM) to end preventable child deaths

Final report from the UNICEF and WHO consultative meeting for iCCM on 22-26 July 2019 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. 

Report | English | 2019

Community Case Management (CCM) in Humanitarian Settings: Global literature review

Review of published and grey literature designed to contribute to a growing evidence base on implementation of CCM interventions in humanitarian settings and documentation of lessons learned with the goal of improving delivery of essential services to the most vulnerable populations.

Tool | English | 2019

Community Case Management (CCM) in Humanitarian Settings: Guidelines for humanitarian workers

This Save the Children guide is based on findings from a global literature review on iCCM program implementation in emergencies and on case studies from Yemen and Haiti. It provides emergency responders with basic information on iCCM, support for making key decisions to implement iCCM during a spike in humanitarian needs or throughout protracted crisis settings and choices for transition after the acute phase has ended.

Presentation | French | Burkina Faso | 2019

Procurement and Supplies: Burkina Faso - iCCM Technical Consultation

Presentation discussing procurement and supplies in Burkina Faso during Session Seven of the iCCM Technical Consultation, held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from July 22-26, 2019.

Procurement and Supplies: Burkina Faso - iCCM Technical Consultation850.13 KB
Presentation | English | 2019

Regional Analysis Challenges to Supply Chain Systems Strengthening (A Simen-Kapeu, Unicef)

Presentation by Aline Simen-Kapeu on a regional analysis of the challenges to supply chain systems strengthening, during Session Seven of the iCCM Technical Consultation, held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from July 22-26, 2019.

Regional Analysis Challenges to Supply Chain Systems Strengthening (A Simen-Kapeu, Unicef)1.24 MB
Presentation | English | 2019

Are Commodities Reaching CHWs: Evidence Review (K. Kallander, Unicef)

Presentation "Are Commodities Reaching Community Health Workers? A Review of Evidence" by Karen Kallander during Session Seven of the iCCM Technical Consultation, held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from July 22-26, 2019.

Are Commodities Reaching CHWs: Evidence Review (K. Kallander, Unicef)3.3 MB