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Scaling Up Integrated Community Case Management

29 September 2010

London, 29 September: Malaria Consortium is hosting a meeting all this week to discuss the ongoing development of a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation funded project to scale up existing integrated community case management (ICCM) activities across Uganda and Mozambique.

INSCALE stands for Innovations at Scale for Community Access and Lasting Effects and its aim is to augment rapidly the impact and reach in two of the countries already covered by Malaria Consortium’s four-country ICCM project, funded by Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA).
 
The ICCM project focuses on expanding and improving diagnosis and treatment in the case management of the three main child-killers – malaria, pneumonia and diarrhoea – within the communities themselves. INSCALE seeks to demonstrate that government-led ICCM programmes can be scaled up in Uganda and Mozambique to cover 50 percent of each country.

In their discussions, INSCALE partners, Malaria Consortium, the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and University College London Centre for International Health & Development, are focusing on the context within which innovations are to be implemented, deciding the most effective innovations to take forward, and realising an efficient communication strategy around these.

The importance of integrating disease interventions has been taken up by the international health community in recent years as a necessary aspect of reducing child mortality in sub-Saharan Africa. Funding for malaria interventions can provide the ideal entry point for wider management of childhood infectious diseases.

For more information, please contact Diana Thomas d.thomas@malariaconsortium.org.

 

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