Integrated Community Case Management (ICCM) of childhood illness works
to provide access to community based care for children under-five for
pneumonia, malaria and diarrhoea, through the training of community
health workers (CHWs). In Zambia in 2010, 36 per cent of deaths of
children under-five years old, were due to these three childhood
illnesses, accounting for 21,600 deaths.
This case study describes how implementation of ICCM by the Malaria
Consortium in all seven districts of Luapula province in Northern Zambia
is improving access to health care. Some local challenges have been
overcome, but there are still some outstanding challenges which need to
be addressed for maximum impact.
COMDIS-HSD. Tackling childhood illnesses in Northern Zambia through ICCM. (2013)
Tackling childhood illnesses in Northern Zambia through ICCM