Family-Led Care Model: Malawi

//Family-Led Care Model: Malawi
Family-Led Care Model: Malawi 2018-01-09T21:35:39+00:00

In Malawi, the Family-Led Care model was developed in close collaboration with the Balaka District Health Office and other stakeholders to improve facility- and home-based care of preterm/LBW newborns, including enhancements to the existing referral system. In facilities, the model enhances provider skills and quality of care within KMC units and empowers families to directly participate in the care of their preterm/LBW newborn while still in the facility and with access to trained providers; in the community, the model builds family confidence and skills to care for their preterm/LBW newborn at home and ensures an active link to the health system; and finally, the referral system is strengthened from both directions following a common theme: empowering families to take action when needed.

The model is currently being rolled out in Balaka district, Malawi, and the full package of materials can be accessed below.

Download Family-Led Care Package – Malawi

 

Download by Tool:

Tool 1: Facility 2 Hour Feeding Chart (less than 1500g)

Tool 2: Facility 3 Hour Feeding Chart (more than 1500g)

Tool 3: Facility Monitoring Form for KMC Babies

Tool 4: Basic Care Family Monitoring Form

Tool 5 (Chichewa): Flip Chart – Basic Care of Preterm and Low Birth Weight Babies

Tool 5 (English): Flip Chart – Basic Care of Preterm and Low Birth Weight Babies

Tool 6 (Chichewa): Leaflet – Basic Care of Preterm and Low Birth Weight Babies

Tool 6 (English): Leaflet – Basic Care of Preterm and Low Birth Weight Babies