iCCM: Integrated Community Case Management of Pneumonia, Malaria & Diarrhea

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Some 2.5 million child deaths each year are due to pneumonia, diarrhea, and malaria- diseases which can be prevented or treated with increased access to simple low-cost interventions.

Community health workers have the potential to significantly increase access to treatment for the major diseases affecting children. Results from a survey of the CIDA-funded project in Cameroon show that significantly more children received treatment as a result of having trained health workers in their community with appropriate medicines. As a result, 61 percent of children in the areas served by CHWs were treated with ORS, as compared with 7 percent of children in other areas.