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The iCCM Task Force is an association of multilateral and bilateral agencies and non-governmental organizations, working to promote integrated community level management of childhood illness. The USAID flagship maternal, neonatal and child health program MCSP provides secretariat support to the Task Force. A steering committee sets the overall agenda for the iCCM Task Force so that it is in line with the objectives. Subgroups comprising experts in a given thematic area are formed to carry out specific time bound tasks. The current Task Force subgroups consist of the Costing and Financing Group, the Demand Generation and Social Mobilization Subgroup, the Operations Research Group, the Nutrition Group and the Supply Chain Management Group. Go to their pages to find out more information about their activities and resources that they have created.

The objectives of the iCCM Task Force are to:

  • Advocate for adoption of iCCM in countries with limited access to facility-based treatment services.
  • Harmonize activities in support of introduction, implementation and scale-up of iCCM according to evidence-based standards in target countries.
  • Ensure that countries are receiving state-of-the-art information on best practices and necessary tools for implementation of iCCM.
  • Promote operations and implementation research on iCCM and provide guidance to researchers and other stakeholders on key operations research issues.

 

To download the iCCM Task Force Fact Sheet, click here. To download the Task Force Terms of Reference, click here. If you are interested in joining the iCCM Task Force or one of its subgroups, please contact us.

Task Force Members

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation | Boston University, Zambia Center for Applied Health Research and Development (ZCAHRD) | Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade, and Development (DFATD) | Canadian Red Cross | CORE Group | ICF International | International Rescue Committee (IRC) | John Snow, Inc. (JSI) | Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health | Karolinksa Institutet | Malaria Consortium | Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP) | MDG Health Alliance | Medical Research Council | Management for Sciences for Health (MSH)/Systems for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services (SIAPS) | PATH | PSI | RTI | Save the Children | Supply Chains for Community Case Management (SC4CCM) | Swiss Tropical & Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) | United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) | United States Agency for International Development (USAID) | World Health Organization

Task Force Meeting Minutes