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)