National Framework and plan of action for implementation of integrated community case management (ICCM) in Kenya

The Government of Kenya is committed to the achievement of national, regional and international targets, including the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), to improve maternal, newborn and child health and development indicators. Globally, most deaths in children are caused by preventable and easily treated diseases, namely pneumonia (18%), diarrhea (11%) and malaria (7%), and newborn related conditions (pre-term birth complications – 14% and intrapartum related complications 9%). More than a third of deaths in children under-five can be attributed to under nutrition (UNICEF, WHO, WORLD BANK, 2012).