The Cost of Integrated Community Case Management in Nguelemendouka and Doumé Districts, Cameroon

Integrated community case management (iCCM), the delivery of timely and low-cost interventions at the community level by community health workers, is an effective strategy for expanding access for the treatment of diarrhea, pneumonia, and malaria, which are the leading causes of child mortality and result in nearly 44 percent of deaths worldwide in children under five years old. Despite the success of this strategy in several low-income countries, iCCM programs in many other countries have yet to be implemented or expanded, partly due to concern or uncertainty about the costs and financing of iCCM programs.

To better understand the costs associated with iCCM programs, MSH conducted costing studies in five African countries: Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Sierra Leone, South Sudan, and Zambia. This report describes the results of the costing analysis of an iCCM program in Nguelemendouka and Doumé districts in eastern Cameroon.