Table 1

Addressing thematic challenges in iCCM governance processes

Key challengesConsiderations for programme planning and implementation
Country leadership and health systems’ integration
  • Support from country leadership and ownership of iCCM concepts to facilitate integration into national health system’s policy and infrastructure

  • Ensure information-sharing between country programmes and partnering organisations

  • Increase generation of a contextual pool of iCCM evidence for countries to use

  • Increase national investments to cost and financing to improve sustainability of programmes

  • Reduce dependence on external funding

  • Continue efforts to integrate disease specific stovepipes

  • Improve coordination across programme initiatives that encourage a strategic approach to meeting child health goals

  • iCCM, integrated community case management.