On September 16, 2011 a Community Case Management (CCM) Technical Advisory Group (TAG) meeting was convened by CORE Group in partnership with the Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program (MCHIP) USAID flagship program and representatives of the CORE Group Community Child Health Working Group; bringing together twenty-four representatives of CCM implementing partners and stakeholders from nineteen different organization. The purpose of the meeting was to address key challenge areas identified by those directly implementing CCM in collaboration with country governments.
Based on the preliminary surveys, three priority areas were identified for the TAG discussions: 1) Government Relationships, 2) Supervision and 3) Supply Chain Management. The goal of the TAG was to identify ways to address some of the key challenges related to CCM in these three main areas based on evidence and research from programs in a variety of countries.
In this TAG, participants examined the issues they saw as critical within each of these three focal areas and made recommendations to address those challenges. The final report attempts to highlight the discussions that took place at the meeting and is intended to serve as reference for partners who did not participate in the meeting and ideally, will be used to help increase knowledge, support and resources to address the key challenges identified that are being faced and the recommendations made for helping to take CCM to scale where it is needed most.