Current recommendations advise community health workers to refer cases of chest indrawing pneumonia to health facilities for treatment, but many children die due to delays or non-compliance with referral advice. In Nigeria, a one-arm safety study was completed in 2018 to determine whether community health workers enrolled in an integrated community case management (iCCM) programme can safely and appropriately treat chest indrawing pneumonia in children.
This presentation, delivered at the 67th annual meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, presents findings from the study.
Country: NigeriaKeywords: Capacity development | Community delivery | Child and maternal health | Pneumonia | Case management | MNCH | Treatment | SDGs
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