Policy & Advocacy

Policy and guidelines

WHO/UNICEF Joint Statement on Integrated Community Case Management (iCCM): An equity-focused strategy to improve access to essential treatment services for children
Authors
: WHO, UNICEF
Date:
June 2012
Overview:
This statement presents the latest evidence for integrated community case management (iCCM) of childhood illness, describes the necessary programme elements and support tools for effective implementation, and lays out actions that countries and partners can take to support the implementation of iCCM at scale.
Languages:
English (PDF)

Evidence for the Safety and Efficacy of Zinc Supplementation in the Management of Diarrhoea
Authors:
WHO, UNICEF
Date: 2007
Overview: A document prepared by the Department of Child and Adolescent Health and Development of the WHO and by Supply Division of UNICEF to collate and present a summary of current scientific evidence demonstrating the safety and efficacy of zinc treatment in the management of acute diarrhoea, in order to support applications for the registration of zinc in countries for that purpose.
Languages: English (PDF)

WHO/UNICEF Joint Statement on the Clinical Management of Acute Diarrhoea
Authors: WHO, UNICEF
Date: 2006
Overview: Policy statement from WHO/UNICEF recommending the appropriate use of zinc and ORS for the treatment of diarrhoea.
Languages:
English (PDF), Français (PDF), Español (PDF)

Implementing the new recommendations on the clinical management of diarrhea (Guidelines for Policy Makers and Programme Managers)
Authors: WHO, UNICEF, USAID and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Date: 2006
Overview: Guidelines for policy makers and programme managers on implementing the new (2006) recommendations on the clinical management of diarrhea.
Languages: English (PDF), Français (PDF), Russian (PDF)

Technical updates of the guidelines on Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI)
Author:
WHO
Date: 2005
Overview: WHO guidelines on integrated management of childhood illness (IMCI).
Languages: English (PDF)

Guidelines for the control of shigellosis, including epidemics due to Shigella dysenteriae type 1
Author:
WHO
Date: 2005
Overview: WHO guidelines on the control of shigellosis.
Languages: English (PDF)

Advocacy Materials

Ending Preventable Child Deaths from Pneumonia and Diarrhoea by 2025:The integrated Global Action Plan
for Pneumonia and Diarrhoea (GAPPD)
Authors: UNICEF/WHO
Date: 
2013
Overview
:  The integrated Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Pneumonia and Diarrhoea (GAPPD) proposes a cohesive approach to ending preventable pneumonia and diarrhoea deaths. It brings together critical services and interventions to create healthy environments, promotes practices known to protect children from disease, and ensures that every child has access to proven and appropriate preventive and treatment measures.
Languages: English (PDF)

Pneumonia and diarrhoea: Tackling the deadliest diseases for the world’s poorest children.
Author:
UNICEF
Date: 2012
Overview: Pneumonia and diarrhoea are leading killers of the world’s youngest children, accounting for 29 per cent of deaths among children under age 5 – or more than 2 million lives lost each year. Yet, levels of prevention and treatment remain low, particularly among the poor. This report, a comprehensive assessment of progress in the fight against pneumonia and diarrhea, makes a compelling argument for scaling up key interventions that can reduce the number of preventable child deaths.
Languages: English (PDF), Français (PDF)

Enhancing Zinc Use for Diarrhoea Management in India: An Advocacy Brief
Authors: USAID
Date: 2011
Overview: This paper analyses the Government of India’s policy recommendations with regards to zinc use for management of diarrhea and explores reasons why the uptake of zinc is so little despite its proven success. The paper makes a case for modification in regulatory frameworks to enable a wider access to zinc through the preferred health care providers of the communities at large.
Languages: English (PDF)

Map of countries with Diarrhea Treatment Policies
Author: Fischer Walker C
Date: 2010
Overview:
Languages:
English (PDF)

Diarrhoea: why children are still dying and what can be done
Authors:
WHO, UNICEF
Date: 2009
Overview: The objective of this WHO/UNICEF report is to focus attention on the prevention and management of diarrhoeal diseases as central to improving child survival.
Languages: English (PDF)

Cost-effectiveness of Zinc Supplementation as an Adjunct Treatment for Childhood Diarrhea
Author:
USAID
Date: 2005
Overview: Review of evidence demonstrating that zinc for diarrhea treatment is a highly cost-effective intervention.
Languages: English (PDF)

Low Risk Adverse Effects from Zinc Supplementation
Author:
Fischer Walker C and Harvey P for MOST Project, USAID
Date: 2005
Overview: Reviews the available evidence on the safety of zinc supplementation in children, summarizes reports of adverse effects from both long-term and short-term studies, and concludes that zinc supplementation is a safe and effective treatment for diarrhea.
Languages: English (PDF)

Zinc Supplementation for Treatment of Diarrhea: Moving from Research to Practice
Author:
USAID
Date: 2005
Overview: This document describes the history of ORS and the inclusion of zinc supplementation, case studies proving the benefits of zinc, using zinc for diarrhea treatment and programmatic challenge points.
Languages: English (PDF) 

Zinc: From Research to Program
Author:
MOST Project, USAID
Date: 2004
Overview: This powerpoint presentation provides an overview of zinc deficiency, research undertaken over the last few years on zinc supplementation to address diarrheal disease in children under five, and the status of program implementation.
Languages: English (PPT)

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