Update on the Development of the iCCM Costing and Financing Tool
Management Sciences for Health (MSH) has been awarded a sub-grant through USAID-funded Translating Research into Action (TRAction) Project, which is managed by the University Research Co., LLC (URC), to develop a cost and finance model for integrated community case management. The model is user-friendly and readily accessible, and can be used as a tool by program planners and managers to rapidly assess the costs and financing of iCCM introduction and expansion in developing country settings with different levels of iCCM experience. MSH has developed the model through field work in three countries, Malawi, Rwanda, and Senegal and it is currently being tested in Pakistan and Indonesia. The model covers all aspects of the program, including service delivery costs at the community level and support, supervision, and management costs at all levels of the health system. Additionally, the model has a financing element that is linked to the costs and sources of funding. The model covers the three key CCM interventions (diarrhea, pneumonia, and malaria) and has the capacity to add more. Questions and comments can be directed to the Principal Investigator of this study, David Collins, at email@example.com.