The Cost of Integrated Community Case Management in Kapoeta North County, South Sudan
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. 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. To better understand the costs of iCCM programs, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation funded MSH to conduct costing analyses of NGO-run iCCM projects in five African countries – Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, and Zambia. This report describes the results of the costing analysis in South Sudan of an iCCM program implemented by Save the Children in Kapoeta North County.