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J Glob Health. 2019 Dec;9(2):020101. doi: 10.7189/jogh.09.020101.

Lessons from the integrated community case management (iCCM) Rapid Access Expansion Program.

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1
Global Malaria Programme, World Health Organization, Geneva Switzerland.
2
Director, TIPTOP Project, Barcelona Institute for Global Health, Barcelona, Spain.
3
Independent Consultant, Geneva, Switzerland (formerly with Global Malaria Programme, World Health Organization).

Abstract

In 2012, the Government of Canada awarded a grant to the World Health Organization's Global Malaria Programme (GMP) to support the scale-up of integrated community case management (iCCM) of pneumonia, diarrhoea and malaria among children under 5 in sub-Saharan Africa under the Rapid Access Expansion Programme (RAcE). The two main objectives of the programme were to: (1) Contribute to the reduction of child mortality due to malaria, pneumonia and diarrhoea by increasing access to diagnostics, treatment and referral services, and (1) Stimulate policy updates in participating countries and catalyze scale-up of integrated community case management (iCCM) through documentation and dissemination of best practices. Based on the results of the implementation research and programmatic lessons, this collection provides evidence on impact and improving coverage of iCCM in routine health systems, and opportunities and challenges of implementing and sustaining delivery of iCCM at scale.

PMID:
31360441
PMCID:
PMC6657662
DOI:
10.7189/jogh.09.020101
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