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Invite Them and They Will Come: Individualized Invitations Bring men to Antenatal Care 


Recent efforts to engage husbands in pregnancy, delivery and newborn care decisions, especially those related to the prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV, have been met with limited success. The USAID and PEPFAR-funded Integrated (HIV Effect) Mitigation and Positive Action for Community Transformation (IMPACT) program in Malawi took a new approach – sending a letter from the antenatal care nurses requesting the husband’s presence at the next antenatal care appointment. The program has seen positive results. This brief discusses the approach, implementation challenges, and tips for implementation.

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Publication details

Publisher: Catholic Relief Services (August 2014)
Paper: 4 pages
Language: English
Dimensions: A4

Posted on August 28, 2014

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