Growth charts, that form part of the South African Road to Health Booklet (RTHB) for infants and toddlers, are instruments used by healthcare workers around the world to monitor the growth of a child and to intervene if necessary.
Growth is monitored by plotting key measurements (such as baby’s height, weight
All healthcare workers, not just
A tool that assists in the correct recording and interpretation of growth chart data could assist in addressing these challenges.
The Slide Guide is a simple non-tech device that helps the healthcare professional to accurately plot the child’s measurements, interpret the measure and provide the correct encouragement and/or intervention as necessary. This innovation is cost effective and scalable in the most resource-constrained settings.
The Department of Health is investing significant resources in improving the quality of the SA Road to Health Booklet.
The Slide Guide is designed to be integrated into this process, with the potential to reach every newborn child.
The project team
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