Scaling up Integrated Community Case Management (iCCM): InScale


Background

As a way of increasing access to treatment for sick children where health services are geographically and financially inaccessible, several African countries are currently investing in community based agents (CBAs) to deliver integrated treatment with iCCM programs. However, previous experiences have shown that motivation, retention and performance can hinder the effectiveness of CBA based programmes.

Aim

inScale aims to rapidly augment the impact and reach of iCCM in Mozambique and Uganda by developing and testing feasible and acceptable solutions to improve the motivation, retention and performance of the volunteers who implement iCCM.

The Project

The study is a collaborative trial between the Malaria Consortium, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the Institute of Child Health, with funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. ICH will lead the design of the interventions and will provide general technical support for the trial.

For further details, please visit the project's website.