The Cost of Integrated Community Case Management in Kono District, Sierra Leone
Integrated community case management (iCCM) is considered to be an effective strategy for expanding the treatment of diarrhea, pneumonia, and malaria, which 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 associated with iCCM programs, Management Sciences for Health, with funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, conducted costing studies 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 of an iCCM program implemented by International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Kono District, Sierra Leone.