TIPTOP-Trained Lay Community Counselors Promote Actions for an Optimal Pregnancy

TIPTOP-Trained Lay Community Counselors Promote Actions for an Optimal Pregnancy

Nineteen-year-old Diolista João is a mother of four living in the Maririmo community in Meconta District, Mozambique. During her first three pregnancies, João only visited the health facility for an initial antenatal care (ANC) consultation to get a prenatal booklet and mosquito net, and then gave birth at home. All three children were low birthweight

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Three Calls Made, Two Lives Saved

Mozambique

Marta Cuna, a community-based lay counselor, pulled out her tablet and tapped the PISAUDE app to check on a client’s record. She was following up on teenager Isabel Tete who had tested positive for HIV at home but never showed up at the health facility to begin treatment and access other HIV services. Tete, 17,