New EPOC evidence on the effects of integrated community case management (iCCM) of childhood illness in LMICs - and COVID-19 reviews and summaries

30 March, 2021

Dear colleagues

I am pleased to be able to share with you a new Cochrane EPOC review on iCCM - this is available as open access in the Cochrane Library<

We have also prepared a user-friendly summary that is available on the EPOC website here:

Please feel free to share this information with colleagues and via social media. Here is the link to the EPOC tweet on the review summary:

Also, a reminder of our COVID-19 reviews and summaries, available here:



HIFA profile: Simon Lewin is a health systems researcher at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health ( and the South African Medical Research Council ( He has a keen interest in how research evidence can be used to inform decisions for health systems in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) and at the global level in multilateral organisations such as the WHO. As Joint Co-ordinating Editor of Cochrane Effective Practice and Organisation of Care (EPOC: and lead for the Norwegian EPOC satellite, he has played a key role in strengthening Cochrane’s work in the field of health systems and in developing Cochrane methods for qualitative evidence synthesis. Cochrane is a HIFA supporting organisation and Simon is a member of the HIFA working group on CHWs:

Email: simon.lewin AT