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iCCM Service Provision

iCCM in Pakistan is currently considered to be in a stage of expansion. Each lady health worker (LHW) visits approximately 6 households a day and is responsible for approximately 1000 people, or 150 homes. LHWs receive 15 months of basic health training to provide health education, promotion of healthy behaviors, preventive services such as vaccination, referrals for antenatal and postnatal care, as well as some basic treatment services. LHWs address childhood conditions by dispensing ORS and zinc for diarrhea, antibiotics for suspected ARI, and antimalarials for suspected cases of malaria, in addition to providing vaccinations, nutritional awareness activities and nutritional counseling. As of 2012, there were 95,000 LWHs.

Resources and Tools on or from Pakistan

References

1. MCHIP. Child Health Country Profile: Pakistan. Washington, DC: 2012.

Year of Introduction

1994

Package Offered

Identification and treatment of diarrhea (with zinc and ORS) and pneumonia (with antibiotics)

Coverage

To be confirmed

Name for Service Provider

Lady health worker (LHW)

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