Quantification for Community Case Management (CCM)

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Getting the right quantities of products to community health workers (CHWs) to treat sick children is critical to the success of CCM. Quantification is the first step in ensuring CHWs have the products they need when they need them.

This webinar provided program managers with a general overview of the quantification process for CCM, focusing on some of the unique considerations for the community level and potential options to address common challenges.

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Additional / Related CCM Information:

In order for community health workers (CHWs) trained in providing CCM services to help reduce child mortality from common and easily treatable diseases in children under 5, they need continuous access to pediatric-specific and appropriately packaged products of assured quality. Selection of optimal products and routine quantification are critical first steps in ensuring that CHWs have the products they need to provide life-saving services. However, since community health workers are at the end of the supply chain there are unique considerations needed in an approach to quantification to ensure that supplies are available in sufficient quantities to reach CHWs.

Through a new video and an accompanying webpage the SC4CCM project defines and details the importance of quantification for community case management, as well as provides more in-depth resources on quantification for CCM.  Click here to watch the video!

For additional resources on Quantification for CCM, please click here to visit the SC4CCM Website!