Translating global recommendations on HIV and infant feeding to the local context: The development of culturally sensitive counseling tools in the Kilimanjaro Region, Tanzania

This article in Implementation Science describes URC’s work to develop counseling tools (or “job aids”) in the context of helping providers and mothers identify the best and most feasible feeding method for each mother’s newborn. It also describes the process URC used to engage providers, expectant mothers and fathers, and community members to ensure that the tools were appealing and successful in the local culture. The study underscores the importance of formative research and a theory-based approach in developing an intervention to improve infant-feeding counseling and practices.

Lesharbari SC, P Koniz-Booher, A Astrom, MM de Paoli, and KM Moland, “Translating global recommendations on HIV and infant feeding to the local context: The development of culturally sensitive counseling tools in the Kilimanjaro Region, Tanzania,”  Implementation Science 1:22doi:10.1186/1748-5908-1-22 (2006).

Publication Date 
October 2006
Authors 
Lesharbari SC, P Koniz-Booher, A Astrom, MM de Paoli, and KM Moland
Resource Type 
Publications
Peer-reviewed Journal Articles