Category Archives: News

SC4CCM Shares Lessons Learned at iCCM Evidence Review Symposium

More than 400 individuals from 35 countries in sub-Saharan Africa and 59 international partner organizations gathered in Accra, Ghana at the beginning of March for an Integrated Community Case Management (iCCM) Evidence Review Symposium. The three day event included presentations … Continue reading

Launching Phase 2 Activities in Ethiopia

In Ethiopia, the Pharmaceutical Fund and Supplies Agency (PFSA), in collaboration with the USAID | DELIVER  PROJECT and the SC4CCM project, has been conducting Integrated Pharmaceutical Logistics System (IPLS) training for health extension workers (HEWs) through a combination of group and … Continue reading

Final Learning Session for Quality Collaboratives Intervention

In Rwanda, SC4CCM has established and trained Quality Improvement Teams (QITs) at health centers in three districts to find solutions for operationalizing new resupply procedures at the community health worker (CHW) level. These teams, from health centers in the three … Continue reading

REAL Awards Celebration Honors Ethiopian HEW Tirhas Merbrhatom

Frontline health workers work tirelessly to ensure that the health needs of their communities are being met and usually receive little to no recognition for their commitment to this work. The first annual REAL Awards was an opportunity to honor … Continue reading

Responding to limited-resource realities in Malawi with a low-cost Modified Re-supply Worksheet Tool

  In Nkhotakota, Nsanje, and Kasungu districts in Malawi, District Product Availability Teams (DPATs) meet monthly to assess their performance around improving product availability at community level, thanks to the Ministry of Health and SC4CCM Enhanced Management intervention. The Enhanced … Continue reading

Highlights from the ORS Symposium of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Annual Meeting

  On November 11-15, 2012 the 61st Annual Meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene brought together clinicians, scientists, and global organizations to discuss global healthcare, tropical medicine, and control and prevention of infectious and other diseases. … Continue reading

SC4CCM Observes World Pneumonia Day

In 2011, 1.2 million children under five died from pneumonia — more than the number claimed each year by AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis combined. Pneumonia affects children around the globe, but it is particularly devastating in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. Every … Continue reading

Rolling out Resupply Procedures: The Ministry of Health in Collaboration with Partners

In August 2012, The Ministry of Health in collaboration with the International Rescue Committee (IRC) and SC4CCM initiated the process of rolling out Resupply Procedures for the Community Supply Chain. This process has been kicked off by the organization of … Continue reading

SC4CCM Launches Quality Improvement Teams in Nyabihu district, Rwanda

“Quality Improvement Teams have improved our relationship with the district pharmacies and now we have more ease of access to medicines for the community health worker”. SC4CCM/Rwanda in partnership with the Ministry of Health launched an intervention to improve access … Continue reading

SC4CCM/Malawi Presents at Health Information Technology Innovation Fair, sharing real-time data from Kasungu District

In August 2012, SC4CCM participated in the Malawi Health Information Technology Innovation Fair. The fair was the first of its kind, organized by Baobab Health Trust in collaboration with the Central Monitoring and Evaluation Division (CMED) of Malawi. The objectives … Continue reading