Experts Discuss "20 Ways" to Deliver Excellence in Child Health through Community-Based Care

Experts Discuss "20 Ways" to Deliver Excellence in Child Health through Community-Based Care

{Photo credit: Rui Peres, Uganda}Photo credit: Rui Peres, Uganda

The Guardian's Global Development Professionals Network organized an online conversation with experts on improving child health through community-based care, namely integrated community case management (ICCM).

"ICCM is a key investment because many children and families live too far from a viable health center to reach needed basic care in time that could save the child’s life," said MSH's Global Technical Lead on Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health Ciro Franco, MD, MPH, during the September 12 discussion. "ICCM should start with the full consensus of the communities and an assessment of the support system behind it that will enable the community health workers to do their job in an efficient and effective way."

In addition to Dr. Franco (of ), the expert panel included:

Read The Guardian's top 20 summary and our Storify story highlighting key conversations below.

 

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Rachel Hassinger, online communications specialist at MSH, is editor of the Global Health Impact Blog.

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