Burkina Faso integrated community case management

Community-based health (CBH) services are implemented through an integrated, fast impact package of community-level interventions.

There are two community health workers (CHWs) per village throughout Burkina Faso, and up to four in villages with more than 2,000 inhabitants.

Integrated community case management occurs in villages that are further than 5km from the nearest health facility by 12 568 out of 17,668 CHWs in Burkina Faso. All CHWs are responsible for Social and behavior change communication  (SBCC) activities as well.

The scale-up of malaria care delivery by CHWs was formalized by the nationwide identification and training of CHWs in integrated management of childhood illness in late 2016. National policy outlines a CHW incentive of 20,000 CFA (about $34) per month, in addition to compensation for training, vaccination campaigns, etc.


  • The pilot implementation of pre-referral treatment with artesunate rectal capsules for children under five years of age in the Sahel region.