A health systems approach to integrated community case management of childhood illness: Methods and tools

Laura McGorman, David R. Marsh, Tanya Guenther, Kate Gilroy, Lawrence M. Barat, Diaa Hammamy, Emmanuel Wansi, Stefan Peterson, Davidson H. Hamer, Asha George

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Abstract

Integrated community case management (iCCM) of childhood illness is an increasingly popular strategy to expand life-saving health services to underserved communities. However, community health approaches vary widely across countries and do not always distribute resources evenly across local health systems. We present a harmonized framework, developed through interagency consultation and review, which supports the design of CCM by using a systems approach. To verify that the framework produces results, we also suggest a list of complementary indicators, including nine global metrics, and a menu of 39 country-specific measures.When used by program managers and evaluators, we propose that the framework and indicators can facilitate the design, implementation, and evaluation of community case management.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)69-76
Number of pages8
JournalAmerican Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Volume87
Issue numberSUPPL.5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Virology
  • Medicine(all)

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