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Moving Closer to UHC: Integrated Community Case Management +SAM Treatment

September 23, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Organized by Action Against Hunger, the Eleanor Crook Foundation, and UNICEF

Moving Closer to UHC: Integrated Community Case Management +SAM Treatment

Tuesday, September 23, 2019
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Grand Hyatt Hotel
109 East 42nd Street
New York, New York


For further questions or to RSVP, please email mbrown@actionagainsthunger.org.

Action Against Hunger, the Eleanor Crook Foundation, and UNICEF invite you to a panel discussion highlighting the links between the prevention and treatment of severe acute malnutrition at community level and the achievement of UHC.

Speakers will include:

  • H.E. Michel Hamala Sidibe, Minister of Health and Social Affairs, Mali
  • Saul Guerrero, Nutrition Specialist, UNICEF
  • Djaffra Traore, Advocacy and Gender Advisor, Action Against Hunger, Mali


Integrated Community Case Management (iCCM) is an equity-focused intervention aiming to improve access to quality essential health care for children under-five. Today, over 50 million children under five suffer from severe acute malnutrition (SAM).  Yet, only 20 percent of these children have access to lifesaving treatment.  iCCM + SAM treatment utilizes this existing platform by integrating the screening and treatment of uncomplicated acute malnutrition into regular iCCM activities thus increasing the coverage of treatment and bypassing traditional barriers often associated with the current way of treatment of acute malnutrition.

The approach is also an opportunity to strengthen the synergy between health and nutrition programming by ensuring childhood diseases and acute malnutrition are addressed together to maximize impact on child survival. It also seeks to strengthen health service delivery at community level by working with community health workers and integrate community health into a broader health system strengthening process.  The integration of SAM treatment into iCCM has the potential to significantly improve access to nutrition services, thus contributing to UHC.

This approach is being implemented in a number of countries, and this event will allow Ministry officials and other stakeholders to discuss their experiences integrating SAM treatment into iCCM and the opportunities this has provided by expanding the detection and treatment of SAM.


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September 23, 2019
8:00 am - 10:00 am
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Grand Hyatt Hotel