Malaria

Community case management

A group of children standing near a camp for internally displaced people in Eastern Chad
Sarah Hoibak/MENTOR

Community case management of malaria (CCMm) promotes the early recognition, prompt diagnostic testing and appropriate treatment of malaria among children under five years of age in the home or community. Over the last few years, CCMm has evolved into a more comprehensive strategy that addresses all three main childhood killers in Africa: malaria, pneumonia and diarrhoea. This new approach is called integrated community case management (iCCM).


Integrated community case management of malaria

iCCM is an equity-focused strategy that aims to provide timely and effective treatment of malaria, pneumonia and diarrhoea in areas with limited access to facility-based health care providers, and especially to children under five.

Rapid Access Expansion 2015 programme (RAcE 2015)

WHO is managing a new initiative to scale up integrated community case management in five malaria-endemic countries in sub-Saharan Africa: the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Malawi, Mozambique, Niger and Nigeria.

Key documents

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Global Malaria Programme
World Health Organization
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E-mail: infogmp@who.int