iCCM+Nut – Community screening and treatment of malnutrition
A guide-in-brief to the iCCM+Nut approach.
Integrated Community Case Management (iCCM) is an equity-focused intervention aiming to improve access to quality essential health care for children under-five. The standard model employs Community Health Workers/ Volunteers (CHWs) to provide primary health care services beyond the health facility, diagnosing and treating for uncomplicated cases of malaria, pneumonia and diarrhea in the community.
iCCM+Nut utilizes this existing platform by integrating the screening and treatment of uncomplicated acute malnutrition into regular iCCM activities thus increasing the coverage of treatment and bypassing traditional barriers often associated with the treatment acute malnutrition.
About this document
Thematic Area: Nutrition and Health
Author: Action Against Hunger
Year Published: 2020