photo by Kate Holt, courtesy of Jhpiego

iCCM Service Provision

iCCM in Rwanda is currently considered to be in a stage of expansion. In Rwanda, CHWs are central to the MOH’s Community Health Strategy. As of July 2012, there were 45,011 CHWs in Rwanda, collectively tasked with providing a comprehensive package of preventive, curative, and health promotion services at the village level. Each village elects two CHWs, one male and one female (binôme), who are trained to provide community case management and act as liaisons with the health facility serving their village. There are several other cadres of health workers active in the community, including Maternal Health Workers and Palliative Care Workers. All CHWs are responsible for behavior change communication on health promotion and disease prevention related to their area of practice but the natural focus is on curative activities.

Resources and Tools on or from Rwanda

References
1. MCHIP. Review of Integrated Community Case Management Materials: Ten African Countries. Washington, DC: 2013.

Year of Introduction
2003

Package Offered
Identification and treatment of diarrhea (with ORS and zinc), pneumonia (with antibiotics), malaria (with mRDTs and ACTs), and malnutrition (moderate)

Coverage
All 30 districts

Name for Service Provider
Community health worker (CHW) and binôme (female)

Go to the next iCCM country page: South Sudan.