Kit Yamoyo training materials – download

These training ‘flashcards’ were developed following the ColaLife Operational Trial in Zambia (COTZ)*. They have been approved by Zambia’s Ministry of Health and are used for training community health workers (CHWs) and Kit Yamoyo retailers in the prevention of diarrhoea and the treatment of diarrhoea with ORS and Zinc. All trainees are given a set of cards to take away after the training.

CHWs are encouraged to carry the cards with them at all times to remind them of the key messages when talking to mothers about diarrhoea in general and Kit Yamoyo specifically. Retailers are encouraged to keep the cards to hand in their shop, so they can explain to customers key health messages, the benefits of the product and when to go to the clinic.

The cards incorporate all the lessons learned from the trial both in terms of content and format. They are relatively cheap to produce and can be printed on-demand locally in Zambia. They are A6 in size so that they can be easily carried.

The cards within the set fall into 2 categories: Product specific and Generic. The product specific cards refer to the Kit Yamoyo product while the generic ones contain the key messages on the prevention and treatment of diarrhoea (ORS and Zinc). The generic cards can be used ‘stand-alone’. The cards are double-sided so that retailers and CHWs can write keywords in their own language on the back during their training course, so they can pass on messages effectively,  clearly and consistently in their community.

Printing instructions

  1. The full set of cards is supplied as 11 high resolution PDF files, one for each card.
  2. Download the whole set (all 11 files)
  3. Each file is a 2-page document; page one contains 4 images of the front of the card and page two contains 4 images of the back of the card
  4. For double-sided cards,proceed as follows:
    1. Print each document back-to-back onto card (for a top quality result, use card with a gloss finish on the front and satin finish on the back)
    2. Cut each sheet of card into 4 using the marks on the reverse of the card as a guide
  5. If you cannot print double-sided, then just print page one of each document.
  6. Punch a hole in the top left of each card and use a ribbon or piece of string to keep them together in the right order.

Share and share alike

You are free to reproduce, distribute and adapt these cards but please attribute the source as ColaLife where you can.

Please let us know you have downloaded the cards (send an email to act@colalife.org).

Share any lessons you learn using the cards – successes and failures; what worked well and less well.

Share back any suggestions or adaptations you make so that we can all learn.

Thanks.

Front of card Back of card Description
Card 0 - Kit Yamoyo Card 0 - Kit Yamoyo blank Card 0
Kit Yamoyo – anti-diarrhoea kit
Product specific
Download PDF (A4, double-sided, 4 cards per sheet) – Card 0 – Kit Yamoyo – Set of 4
Card 1 - Wash Your Hands with Soap Card 1 - Wash Your Hands with Soap blank Card 1
Wash your hands with soap!
Generic
Download PDF (A4, double-sided, 4 cards per sheet) – Card 1 – Wash your hands with soap – Set of 4
Card 2 - Types of ORS Card 2 - Types of ORS blank Card 2
Give ORS as soon as diarrhoea starts

Generic
Download PDF (A4, double-sided, 4 cards per sheet) – Card 2 – Give ORS as soon as diarrhoes starts – Set of 4
Card 3 - Give Zinc for 10 days Card 3 - Give Zinc for 10 days v2 blank Card 3
Give Zinc for 10 days

Generic
Download PDF (A4, double-sided, 4 cards per sheet) – Card 3 – Give Zinc for 10 days – Set of 4
Card 4 - Continue Breastfeeding Card 4 - Continue Breastfeeding blank Card 4
Continue breast feeding

Generic
Download PDF (A4, double-sided, 4 cards per sheet) – Card 4 – Continue breastfeeding – Set of 4
Card 5 - Water gives life Card 5 - Water gives life v2 blank Card 5
Safe water gives life!

Generic
Download PDF (A4, double-sided, 4 cards per sheet) – Card 5 – safe water gives life – Set of 4
Card 6 - Know the danger signs 1-3 Card 6 - Know the danger signs blank Card 6
Know the danger signs and take your child to the Clinic if:

Generic
Download PDF (A4, double-sided, 4 cards per sheet) – Card 6 – know the danger signs – Set of 4
Card 7 - Know the danger signs 4-6 Card 7 - Know the danger signs 4-6 blank Card 7
Know the danger signs and take your child to the Clinic if:
Generic
Download PDF (A4, double-sided, 4 cards per sheet) – Card 7 – know the danger signs 4-6 – Set of 4
Card 8 - Kit Yamoyo helps you Card 8 - Kit Yamoyo helps you blank Card 8
Kit Yamoyo helps you

Product specific
Download PDF (A4, double-sided, 4 cards per sheet) – Card 8 – Kit Yamoyo helps you – Set of 4
Card 9 - Using Kit Yamoyo Card 9 - Using Kit Yamoyo blank Card 9
Using Kit Yamoyo

Product specific
Download PDF (A4, double-sided, 4 cards per sheet) – Card 9 – Using Kit Yamoyo – Set of 4
Card 10 - Good Retailers Card 10 - Good Retailers blank Card 10
Good retailers always:

Product specific
Download PDF (A4, double-sided, 4 cards per sheet) – Card 10 – Good Retailers – Set of 4

 

* We wish to acknowledge the advice and guidance from Dr Beth Anne Pratt in the development of the original COTZ training materials and thank CIDRZ and UNICEF Zambia for contributing two of the pictures (Cards 1 and Card 4 respectively).