If using these materials in your program, please acknowledge the PVO that has developed the modules or flipchart (in addition to FH if the materials are based on FH’s modules). Please acknowledge the authors, and appropriate US Government or other donor agency as noted in the acknowledgments of each document.
The following Care Group modules were developed by various PVOs, and some are are based on modules and flipcharts developed originally by Food for the Hungry. They are for use in the Care Group model as explained on the www.CareGroupInfo.org website. The materials are designed to promote household-level behaviors to prevent maternal and child malnutrition and death. Each module usually contains an A3 format flip chart with a corresponding A4 format lesson plan. Materials are available in MS Word, Adobe PDF, or MS Publisher formats. The materials are used to teach mothers in small groups once every two weeks for several years. Games, activities and discussions noted in the flip chart are sometimes described in detail in the corresponding lesson plan. Note: All flip charts usually contain culturally appropriate illustrations for the specific country where they are in use and may require adaptation for your use.
Set #1 for Haiti (ACDI-VOCA)
Complementary Feeding. This module contains lessons on complementary feeding and vitamin A. It was created by ACDI-VOCA based on earlier work by Food for the Hungry.
Acute Respiratory Infection. This module has behaviors related to ARI. It was created by ACDI-VOCA based on earlier work by Food for the Hungry.
- Lesson Plans and Images in Haitian Creole: PDF
Set #2 for Guatemala (Curamericas Global)
Module 1 Care Group Intro and Vital Events Registration
Module 2 Nutrition and Hygiene
- Part 1 in Chuj/Spanish
- Part 2 in Chuj/Spanish
- Part 1 in Akateko/Spanish
- Part 2 in Akateko/Spanish
- in English
Module 3 Antenatal Care
Module 4 Family planning / child spacing
Module 5 Immunizations
Module 6 Diarrhea and Pneumonia
Essential Hygiene Actions – Care Group Curricula for Urban Settings (Feed the Children)
This Care Groups module was developed by Feed the Children for Care Groups of 10-12 women. The module is designed to teach household-level behaviors to prevent maternal and child malnutrition and death. The module contains an A3 size flip chart with an A4 size lesson plan document. The flip chart and lesson plans are used to teach mothers in small groups once every two weeks for approximately three months. Illustrations are designed for rural and urban settings in East Africa.
The Essential Hygiene Actions module contains one lesson on each of the following topics: handwashing with soap at critical times and when caring for those who are ill; creation of household handwashing stations; worms and deworming; improved water source, water purification, and storage; use of latrines and proper disposal of feces; and healthy play areas.
This Module was adapted from Hanold, Mitzi J. (2011) Essential Hygiene and Malaria Prevention Flipchart. Washington DC. Food for the Hungry (FH). It was adapted for use in urban as well as rural settings in East Africa and includes a lesson on placing barriers between young children and animal feces to combat environmental enteropathy. Hesperian Health Guides created most of the illustrations which consist of line drawings for ease of adaptation and production. The module is based on the best technical guidance at the time of writing. In the same way that this module must be adapted to the language, culture, and context where it will be used, please make sure to review for technical content and update the module as needed.
You are invited to use all or parts of this module in your program. We ask that you please acknowledge Feed the Children, Hesperian Health Guides, and Food for the Hungry (using the logo found for each organization on the second page), and other contributing organizations as noted in the acknowledgements on page 5.
Ebola Virus Disease Care Group Module
The Ebola Care Group Module is a series of lesson plans and flip charts covering Ebola Virus Disease identification, prevention, control, treatment and recovery issues.
Current or potential Care Group projects are encouraged to include these in their curricula.
Lesson Plans 1-4 are intended for use in countries which have not yet experienced but are at risk for an Ebola outbreak. Lesson Plans 5-9 are designed for use in countries which are currently or have been in the midst of an Ebola epidemic.