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Online Discussion To Address Risks, Challenges Of Integrated Community Case Management

On Thursday, September 12 from 1-3pm BST, The Guardian’s “Global Development Professionals Network” will host an online discussion on child health care and integrated community case management (ICCM), “a strategy that aims to extend services beyond health facilities, by identifying and training community health workers who can deliver quality care closer to home.” According to the discussion description, the expert panel will discuss the risks and challenges of ICCM and address questions such as, “[I]s ICCM worth the investment? How can its unique features be specifically geared towards reducing child mortality? What can be learned from existing programs about how to take scale up these initiatives and integrate them into existing health care systems? Finally, just how sustainable is an approach that relies on volunteer health workers?” (Young, 9/6).