Demand-Side Determinants to Integrated Community Case Management Care-Seeking


Many children in sub-Saharan Africa die before their fifth birthday from preventable causes, including malaria, diarrhea, and pneumonia. Integrated community case management (iCCM) is an effective, equity-based strategy that aims to train, equip, and supervise community health workers to treat children for these diseases at the community level. Despite the potential for iCCM services to lead to significant reductions in child mortality, its utilization by care-seekers remains low.

The ASH project conducted this study in Senegal and Democratic Republic of the Congo to enhance understanding of demand-side factors that influence the use of iCCM services and identify strategies to address them. The full reports as well as summary briefs are available.