Integrating nutrition services in HIV and TB care in Karonga and Balaka Districts of Malawi

With support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), health workers in Karonga and Balaka districts are reaching people with HIV and TB with a critical new service—nutrition assessment, counseling and support. By introducing three simple changes – 1) conducting nutrition assessment during registration before the client sees a health worker, 2) teaching clerks, assistants and other staff to help take arm circumference measurement, and 3) creating new data forms to track nutritional assessment – Karonga Hospital increased nutritional assessment from only 4% of clients visiting the HIV clinic to 98% in nine months.

Report Author(s): 
Tiwonge Moyo
USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project/URC
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