Integrated Community Case Management (ICCM2) Program
This project aims to improve access to basic health care for children suffering from malaria, diarrhoea, pneumonia and severe acute malnutrition in South Sudan, contributing to a reduction in under five child mortality in the country.
Malaria Consortium implements integrated community case management (iCCM) in three states, Northern Bahr el Ghazal, Western Bahr el Ghazal and Warrap. ICCM involves training voluntary community health workers to diagnose and treat children under five for malaria, pneumonia and diarrhoea and to refer children with severe acute malnutrition and complicated illnesses to health facilities.
The main objectives are:
- Increased provision and use of iCCM services to treat malaria, diarrhoea, pneumonia and severe acute malnutrition
- Strengthened health systems in intervention areas
- Increased quality, demand and use of nutrition services
This iCCM 2 project is implemented under the Ministry of Health (MoH) policy framework for initiatives relating to Community Child Survival and the Basic Package of Health and Nutrition Services for the Republic of South Sudan.
A network of 5,400 community based distributors (CBDs) were trained in iCCM and were also trained to screen for SAM cases and refer them to Outpatient Therapeutic Programme feeding sites. A CBD is responsible for approximately 40 households and is supervised by a CBD supervisor. Oversight of the ICCM activities at field level is provided by programme and field officers, in close collaboration with local officials and County Health Department staff.
- Provision of malaria, diarrhoea, pneumonia and SAM treatment to two million children by December 2018
- Training of 5,400 CBDs and 507 CBD supervisors on iCCM
- Introduction of rapid diagnostic tests for malaria case management at community level
- Piloting of the BHI structure in Twic County of Warrap state
- Dissemination of health promotion messages to communities
- Strengthening MoH oversight and leadership of iCCM delivery through national coordination cluster mechanisms
- Strengthening of the referral system
- Standardising data collection and reporting through supporting MoH to pilot use of DHIS2