In South Sudan, ICCM – or integrated community case management – is carried out by trained community volunteers called community drug distributors (CDDs) or community based distributors. These operate like community based (volunteer) health workers in other parts of Africa but are known differently as, in South Sudan, a community health worker operates within the Ministry of Health (MoH) structure, receiving around nine months training to provide health services at the PHCC / PHCU levels. This paper shows how best practices for delivering training of Community Drug Distributors (CDDs) in the implementation of integrated community case management (ICCM), that have been shown to be successful in some countries and contexts, needed to be adapted to fit a more complex environment in South Sudan.
Country: South SudanKeywords: Capacity building | Community delivery | Diarrhoea | Malaria | Pneumonia | Case management
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