Nutrition services, including counseling, are critical to providing care to people with HIV and/or tuberculosis (TB). Recognizing that health workers needed tools and guidance to conduct counseling, FANTA worked with Mozambique’s Ministry of Health to develop a set of nutrition counseling materials.
To develop the materials, FANTA surveyed health and nutrition professionals in Mozambique and in the international nutrition and infectious diseases community to prioritize nutrition counseling messages for people with HIV and/or TB. Organizing the messages into four themes, each with specific topics, FANTA developed creative briefs for each topic that provide guidance on the audience, content, and design considerations for the materials. FANTA then interviewed facility- and community-based health care providers in Maputo and Nampula provinces to identify preferences for materials and job aids for group education and one-on-one counseling; determine the feasibility of the messages; identify additional messages relevant in the Mozambican context; and learn about language preferences to make the messages easier to understand. Based on this feedback, FANTA developed counseling materials and pretested them with health workers and patients in five health facilities in Maputo, Nampula, and Zambézia provinces.
The materials include:
Take-home pamphlets on:
Healthy facility calendars on: