Costing of Integrated Community Case Management in Malawi

  • Zina Jarrah
  • Katherine Wright
  • K. Schulkers
  • David Collins

Integrated community case management (iCCM) has proven to be an effective strategy for expanding the provision of diarrhea, pneumonia, and malaria services and has been accepted as a key approach to meet Millennium Development Goal 4 on reducing child mortality by international donors and developing countries. Furthermore, it is a pivotal strategy in the recently announced Global Health Initiative (GHI) vision.

The purpose of this study is to develop a simple, user-friendly tool to determine the costs of starting up and/or expanding iCCM programs. Malawi is the first of three research countries used to inform the tool development. The results of the development and use of the tool in Malawi are described in this report.