Scaling Up Integrated Community Case Management in Burundi

The Burundi SIAPS team, in a one-MSH initiative led by Pascaline Harerimana and assisted by SIAPS Principal Technical Advisor Jane Briggs, supported the Burundi’s Ministry of Health (MoH) National Malaria Control Program to evaluate their pilot of community case management of malaria.  The objective was to inform the requirements for expanding services to include malaria, diarrhea, and pneumonia, called integrated community case management (iCMM) and recommendation to consider for scale-up. Jane’s May 7th presentation at USAID/W stimulated a lively discussion on taking activities to scale and increasing coverage.

iCCM is one of the key strategies for ending preventable deaths of children under five. A large and growing body of evidence suggests that iCCM can increase access to timely treatment.