Ghana Integrated Community Based Health Program
This is an Integrated Community-based Program which will contribute to the improvement of child and maternal health. The program uses the integrated Community Case Management (iCCM) model which focuses on malaria, diarrhea, and pneumonia among children under five years and pregnant women. ADDRO has implemented the integrated Community Based Health Programme (ICHP) with a focus on malaria since 2006. By the end of 2012, about 1,822,665 LLINs were distributed and this led to significant increase in LLINs possession and utilization (63.8% to 95%) in ADDRO target communities among pregnant women and children under five and the general populace. In 2013, ADDRO expanded its health program to include HIV/AIDS, STIs, Tuberculosis, hepatitis and malaria.
Conduct Stakeholder (Regional and District Directorate of Ghana Health Service, District Assembly, chiefs and opinion leaders) consultative meetings (crosscutting),Conduct baseline survey, Select Community Health Volunteers, Train Staff, Community Health volunteers and Health workers on malaria, pneumonia and diarrhea diagnosis and treatment, Source or Procure and distribute health commodities, Develop appropriate IEC/BCC materials on diarrhea, pneumonia and malaria, Diagnosis and treatment of uncomplicated malaria, pneumonia and diarrhea by Community Health Volunteers, Referral and follow up of complicated cases by Community Health Volunteers, Conduct 198 community durbars/meetings on the three diseases (3 durbars/sensitization sessions in 66 communities),Field monitoring by staff, Source for or procure LLINs, Registration of LLIN beneficiaries, Replace torn/worn out LLINs and distribute LLINs to new beneficiaries, Identify defaulting IPTp clients and refer to health facilities, Participate in Child Health Days to reinforce messages around LLIN possession and use., Follow up on net usage at the household level after net replacement and distribution of nets to new beneficiaries, Train mothers on ORS substitutes preparation and administration of ORS and Zinc tablet (by CHVs),Train mothers on appropriate hand washing techniques (by CHVs),Train households and mothers to improvise simple and effective hand washing facility, Sensitize communities and households on appropriate hygienic and sanitary practices
- Water Sanitation and Hygiene