Integrated community case management (iCCM) strategies aim to reach poor communities by providing timely access to treatment for malaria, pneumonia and diarrhoea for children under 5 years of age. Community health workers, known as Village Health Teams (VHTs) in Uganda, have been shown to be effective in hard-to-reach, underserved areas, but there is little evidence to support iCCM as an appropriate strategy in non-rural contexts.
This study aimed to inform future iCCM implementation by exploring caregiver and VHT member perceptions of the value and effectiveness of iCCM in peri-urban settings in Uganda.
This research is supported by the Department for International Development’s COMDIS–HSD Programme which is led by the University of Leeds
Robin Altaras, Mark Montague, Kirstie Graham, Clare E. Strachan, Laura Senyonjo, Rebecca King, Helen Counihan, Denis Mubiru, Karin Källander, Sylvia Meek, James Tibenderana (2017) Integrated community case management in a peri-urban setting: a qualitative evaluation in Wakiso District, Uganda BMC Health Services Research 17:785
Integrated community case management in a peri-urban setting: a qualitative evaluation in Wakiso District, Uganda
Published 28 November 2017