iCCM in Niger is currently considered to be in a stage of expansion. The community health workers are a new cadre of health worker in Niger; they are called PCIME communitaire and are based in the case de santé. These CHWs were trained during 6 months in a newly established government training school. They are an integral part of the health service, and provide lifesaving interventions throughout the lifecycle – the deployment of these CHWs increased access to health care for women and children. As of April 2011, 2426 ASCs had been trained in iCCM and deployed.
To download the Niger country action plan in French, click here.
1. Amouzou A, Habi O, Bensaïd K, and the Niger Countdown Case Study Working Group. Reduction in child mortality in Niger: a Countdown to 2015 country case study. Lancet 2012; published online Sept 20. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(12)61376-2.
2. UNICEF. Review of Systematic Challenges to the Scale-up of Integrated Community Case Management: Emerging Lessons & Recommendations from the Catalytic Initiative (CI/IHSS). New York, NY: 2012.
Year of Introduction
Identification and treatment of diarrhea (with ORS and zinc), pneumonia (with antibiotics), malaria (with mRDTs and ACTs), and malnutrition
To be confirmed
Name for Service Provider
Agents de santé communautaire (ASC, English:CHW)
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