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.
1. MCHIP. Child Health Country Profile: Pakistan. Washington, DC: 2012.
Year of Introduction
Identification and treatment of diarrhea (with zinc and ORS) and pneumonia (with antibiotics)
To be confirmed
Name for Service Provider
Lady health worker (LHW)