The iCCM Financing Task Team – a multi-organizational team of global partners led by UNICEF – came together in February 2014 to leverage new opportunities for iCCM scale up under the Global Fund’s new funding model (2014-2017), providing technical assistance to countries interested in integrating iCCM into their malaria and/or health systems strengthening (HSS) concept notes (CN).

Core partners on the iCCM Financing Task Team include UNICEF, WHO, the MDG Health Alliance (MDGHA), Save the Children, USAID, USAID’s Maternal and Child Survival flagship programs (USAID/MCHIP and USAID/MCSP), Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI), USAID-funded Systems for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services (SIAPS), Results for Development (R4D), Micro-Nutrient Initiative, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), as well as core consultants who have provided a vital coordination technical assistance role.

With funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation as well as in-kind and financial contributions from partners, the ICCM undertook its work in two phases.

            Phase I (2014/2015): The iCCM Financing Task Team provided direct and indirect technical assistance to countries to 1) undertake iCCM gap analyses and   revise/strengthen national strategies for child health and iCCM; 2) develop strong, technically sound Global Fund concept notes and; 3) successfully navigate the Global Fund’s grant approval and grant-making processes. Twenty-eight (28)  countries in sub-Saharan Africa received support from the iCCM FTT to integrate iCCM into Global Fund malaria and HSS concept notes, and twenty-seven (27) of these countries submitted Global Fund concept notes, which included an iCCM component.

            Phase II (2015/2016): The ICCM FTT focused its efforts primarily on   supporting effective implementation of NFM-linked iCCM in a sub-set of ‘early grant recipient’ countries such as (but not limited to) DRC, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Uganda, Zambia, and Burkina Faso. Technical assistance in Phase II has included support for monitoring and evaluation; resource mobilization; procurement and supply chain management (PSM); advocacy; and implementation review.

During both Phase I and Phase II, the ICCM developed numerous tools, guidance, and briefs to support countries with ICCM gap analysis, program planning and implementation.

These include

iCCM Gap Analysis Tool (Available in English and French)

Guidance for Effective iCCM integration into the GF NFM concept notes

iCCM Integration Guidelines for Government, Donors , and Partners

iCCM Product Selection Guide (Available in English and French

iCCM PSM Guidance (Available in English and French)

iCCM PSM Checklist (Available in English and French)

iCCM Indicators Matrix

WHO-UNICEF iCCM Evidence Update

iCCM Integration Flyer (Available in English and French)

ICCM Financing Integration Advocacy Brief

iCCM Implementation under the Global Fund’s New Funding Model (NFM): Program Implementation Documentation Protocol (Available in English and French)

 

For an independent analysis and review of ICCM Financing Integration and Implementation, click here

For a summary of the key work and accomplishments of the iCCM FTT and lessons learned, click here

Although the work of the ICCM FTT formally comes to a close in December 2016, partners continue to be committed to supporting countries with iCCM program implementation as well as ICCM integration into the next round of Global Fund NFM malaria and HISS concept notes (2017-2019) For additional information, please contact myoung@unicef.org or dyness.kasungami@mcsprogram.org.