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A playbox intervention in health facility waiting rooms in Mozambique: Improving caregivers’ knowledge, skills and communication with health professionals

Toys and play can be a way to improve the experience of health visits for children and their caregivers, and so increase return to care for routine pediatric health services. In collaboration with Mozambique’s Ministry of Health and community activists, PATH designed and piloted a low-cost playbox intervention in ten health facilities in Maputo Province beginning in November 2014.

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