Frida Kasteng

Frida Kasteng

Phd Student
Visiting address: Tomtebodavägen 18A, 17177 Stockholm
Postal address: K9 Global folkhälsa, K9 GPH Alfvén, 171 77 Stockholm


  • The topic of my PhD project is: /Community-based care for improved child
    health in low-income countries: Distributional impact and
    sustainable financing/.
    Integrated community case management (iCCM) of common childhood illnesses
    (malaria, pneumonia, diarrhoea) was endorsed by the WHO and UNICEF in 2012 as
    an equity-focused strategy to improve access to appropriate treatment of
    illness in children and is currently introduced in a number of countries in
    sub-Saharan Africa, provided by lay Community Health Workers (CHWs). The aim
    of the research is to assess the extent to which community-based care for
    children in Uganda and Mozambique has led to more equitable distribution of
    healthcare services in relation to need and explore the cost and financial
    strategies associated with sustaining iCCM, considering that an important
    reason for failure of CHW programmes in the past has been the underestimation
    of resources and support needed to maintain high-quality services at the
    community level.


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