iCCM in South Sudan is currently considered to be in a stage of early implementation. Home Health Promoters (HHPs) are elected by the community and trained as CHWs for a minimum of nine months. HHPs should be residents in the community they serve and committed to serve all residents without distinction. Training is done at facilities which are then responsible for overseeing and coordinating the community-based activities implemented in collaboration with the network of HHPs. Other cadres of CHWs are referred to as Community Based Distributors (CBDs) and Community Drug Distributors (CDDs). HHP key functions include: health education and promotion; dispensing of household-level preventive health commodities such as condoms and water-guard (chemicals), water filters and the limited number of medications allowed for household level use for prompt treatment especially of children, active case finding and treatment and guidance for children with diarrhea, ARI and fever and referral of severe cases or those that have developed complications; enumerating cases and keeping surveillance and notification of disease; and alertness to unusually high rate of any type of illness to provide early warning signals of outbreaks of epidemic diseases.
Year of Introduction
Identification and treatment of diarrhea (with ORS and zinc), pneumonia (with antibiotics), malaria (with ACTs), and malnutrition (moderate)
To be confirmed
Name for Service Provider
Home health promoter (HHP), community based distributor (CBD), and community drug distributor (CDD)