From 2000-2004, Plan International, an international nongovernmental organization, implemented a community-based project in East Province, Cameroon to reduce child mortality. The project strategy was based on the Community Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (C-IMCI) Framework developed by the CORE Group and partners. The project was implemented over a four-year period and funded through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Child Survival and Health Grants Program (CSHGP). Plan International developed strategies under each of the framework’s three elements:
-Improving partnerships between health facilities and the communities they serve;
-Increasing appropriate and accessible health care and information from community-based providers; and
-Integrating promotion of key family practices critical for child health and nutrition as well as applying strategies under the framework’s multi-sectoral platform.