Program Tools | February 2017

ACCLAIM Toolkit: Scaling Up Community Involvement in Maternal and Child Health and Prevention of Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission

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Zimbabwe; Eswatini; Lesotho


Maternal and Child Health; Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission

A compilation of various tools (guidelines, standard operating procedures, presentations, job aids and forms) to enhance community involvement in MNCH and PMTCT services among men, women and community leaders. This toolkit showcases how to bring to scale three distinct approaches: “community days”, peer group mentorship and community leadership engagement. All were met with success in Zimbabwe, Swaziland and Lesotho and had a dramatic effect on number of pregnant women who attended antenatal care earlier in pregnancy and number of women who attended all recommended antenatal visits.