Health Workers' and Managers' Perceptions of the Integrated Community Case Management Program for Childhood Illness in Malawi: The Importance of Expanding Access to Child Health Services

@inproceedings{CallaghanKoru2012HealthWA,
  title={Health Workers' and Managers' Perceptions of the Integrated Community Case Management Program for Childhood Illness in Malawi: The Importance of Expanding Access to Child Health Services},
  author={Jennifer A. Callaghan-Koru and Adnan A. Hyder and Asha George and Kate E. Gilroy and Humphreys Kampira Nsona and Angella Mtimuni and Jennifer W Bryce},
  booktitle={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  year={2012}
}
Community case management (CCM) is a promising task-shifting strategy for expanding treatment of childhood illness that is increasingly adopted by low-income countries. Its success depends in part on how the strategy is perceived by those responsible for its implementation. This study uses qualitative methods to explore health workers' and managers' perceptions about CCM provided by health surveillance assistants (HSAs) during the program's first year in Malawi. Managers and HSAs agreed that… CONTINUE READING

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