Community-based interventions for diarrhoeal diseases and acute respiratory infections in Nepal
Author(s)/Editor(s): Madhu Ghimire, Yasho Vardhan Pradhan & Mahesh Kumar Maskey
Publisher/Organizer: Bulletin of the World Health Organization
Publication date: 2010;88:216–221
Number of pages: 6
"Acute diarrhoeal diseases and acute respiratory infections (ARIs) are the most common causes of child mortality worldwide. Safe, effective and inexpensive solutions are available for prevention and control, but they do not reach needy communities.
Interventions based on research were designed to train and engage community health volunteers (CHVs) to implement a community-based control programme in Nepal. With the advent of the Integrated Management of Childhood Illnesses (IMCI) strategy, this programme subsequently emerged as a community-based IMCI but retained its mainstream activities. We reviewed and analysed policy decisions and programme development, implementation and expansion..."