Caring for Sick Children in the Community Open-Access Training

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An open-access training that builds CHWs’ skills in identifying signs of common childhood illnesses, caring for sick children at home, and referring families to health facilities when needed.

Children between two months and five years of age die mainly from illnesses that can often be treated or prevented. According to UNICEF, pneumonia, diarrhea, and malaria were responsible for approximately 30% of global deaths among children under age five in 2019.

Trained community health workers (CHWs) can help identify the early signs of common childhood illnesses and take action to prevent serious illness progression and death.

DigitalMedic developed this course with Lwala Community Alliance, One to One Africa, Philani Maternal, Child Health and Nutrition Trust, and an advisory group of CHWs. These resources are freely available for use by the global community and can complement standard training and provide additional guidance on key topics.