iCCM in Liberia is currently considered to be in a stage of early implementation. The CHW is called a general Community Health Volunteer (gCHV). They receive training separated into different disease modules and volunteers have been trained in only one or two of the three diseases. gCHVs focus their time principally on iCCM with some health education talks in the community. Since the trainings in Liberia are separated into different disease modules, many volunteers have been trained in only one or two of the three diseases. The national policy on gCHV to population ratio states that there should be one gCHV per 250 to 500 populations.
1. MCHIP. Review of Integrated Community Case Management Materials: Ten African Countries. Washington, DC: 2013.
Year of Introduction
Identification, treatment of, and prevention programs for, diarrhea (with zinc and ORS), pneumonia (with antibiotics), and malaria (with mRDTs and ACTs)
To be confirmed
Name for Service Provider
General community health volunteer (gCHV)