Mozambique FH Care Group Curricula

Please note that these modules were developed based on the best technical guidance during the time that they were published. As the modules must be adapted based on location, language and culture, they also need to be reviewed for technical content and updated as appropriate.

If using these materials in your program, please acknowledge FH (using this logo), the authors, and appropriate USAID agency as noted in the acknowledgments of each document.

The following care group modules were developed by Food for the Hungry for care groups  of 10-12 women.  The materials are designed to teach household- level behaviors to prevent maternal and child malnutrition and death.   Each module contains a A3 flip chart with a corresponding A4 lesson plan.  The materials are used to teach mothers in small groups once every two weeks for up to two years.   Games, activities and discussions noted in the flip chart are described in detail in the corresponding lesson plan.    Note:  All flip charts contain culturally appropriate illustrations for Mozambique.

Facilitation Cues:  How do illiterate mothers train others in a participatory manner?  Watch this interactive presentation in English or Spanish to learn how FH uses images to train low-literate volunteers to teach others.   

Module 1: Care Group Orientation and Essential Nutrition Action (ENAs). This module introduces the care group model, discusses nutrition for pregnant and lactating mothers, anemia prevention, and breastfeeding.

  • (2009) Flipchart in Portuguese: MSWord or PDF
  • (2009) Flipchart in English: MSWord
  • (2009) Lesson Plan in English

(2012) Father Poster in English (Publisher or  PDF)  and Portuguese (Publisher or PDF)

Module 2: ENAs: Complementary Foods and Micro-nutrients (6 Lessons): This module provides education about complementary feeding, good feeding practices, and how to use dish drying racks.  Additionally, participants will learn about vitamin A, nutrient rich foods and monitoring child growth.

(2012) Father Poster in English (Publisher or  PDF)  and Portuguese (Publisher or PDF)

Module 3: Essential Hygiene Actions (EHAs): Personal, Environmental Hygiene & Management of Diarrhea (6 Lessons): This module includes diarrhea prevention,  hand washing, creation of a Tippy-Tap (hand washing station), disposal of feces, de-worming, water purification, proper feeding of sick children, and proper food storage.

(2012) Father Poster in English (Publisher or  PDF)  and Portuguese (Publisher or PDF)

Module 4: Malaria and Parasites (6 Lessons): This module discusses malaria transmission and prevention,  parasite transmission, prevention and treatment.

  • (2009) Flipchart in Portuguese: MSWord or PDF
  • (2009) Flipchart in English: MSWord or PDF
  • (2009) Lesson Plan in English or Portuguese
  • (2009) Alternative HIV and Malaria Flipchart in Portuguese: PDF

(2012) Father Poster in English (Publisher or  PDF and Portuguese (Publisher or PDF)

Module 5: Acute Respiratory Infections (6 Lessons): This module includes the prevention and treatment of ARIs including tuberculosis and pneumonia and proper feeding of sick children.    Finally, the module prepares the care group volunteers for graduation  and maintenance of care groups after the completion of all six modules of training.

(2012) Father Poster in English (Publisher or PDF)  and Portuguese (Publisher or PDF)

Module 6: HIV/AIDS and Preventing Mother-to Child-Transmission (6 Lessons): This module introduces HIV and AIDS, transmission, prevention, testing, PMTCT, stigma and proper care of the chronically ill.

(2012) Father Poster in English (Publisher or  PDF)  and Portuguese (Publisher or PDF)

Module 7: Family Planning (4 lessons). This module introduces child spacing and encourages women to find the right family planning method or combination of methods that work for them among the following choices: LAM, Two Day Method, Cycle Beads and Health Facility Options.

(2012) Father Poster in English (Publisher or  PDF and Portuguese (Publisher or PDF)

Module 8: Essential Care for Mothers and Newborns: Pregnancy and Postpartum: This module includes antenatal care, importance of health facility birth, postpartum and newborn care practices.

(2012) Father Poster in English (Publisher or PDF)  and Portuguese (Publisher or PDF)

Module 9: Money Management: This module includes basic skills for creating a family budget to guide spending and savings.  The importance of savings in emphasized throughout.

(2012) Father Poster in English (Publisher or  PDF)  and Portuguese (Publisher or PDF)

In Mozambique we also use agricultural materials in our care groups.  Visit the Agriculture page to learn more.