The Cost of Integrated Community Case Management in Sud-Ubangi District, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Integrated community case management (iCCM) is considered to be an effective strategy for expanding the treatment of diarrhea, pneumonia, and malaria, which are the leading causes of child mortality and result in nearly 44 percent of deaths worldwide in children under five years old. Despite the success of this strategy in several low-income countries, iCCM programs in many other countries have yet to be implemented or expanded. This is partly due to concern or uncertainty about the costs and financing of iCCM programs. In order to better understand the costs of iCCM programs, MSH conducted costing studies of NGO-run iCCM projects in several African countries. This report describes the results of the costing analysis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo of an iCCM program implemented by PSI's local affiliate, ASF, in Sud-Ubangi district.