Linkage Expert poster
In large health facilities it may be difficult for a health provider to quickly contact the Linkage Expert (LE) when an HIV-infected client is identified. By hanging posters in each department with the phone number and picture of the LE focal person, health providers can easily inform the LE that they have identified an infected client in need of linkage by flashing them (calling the phone number, then hanging up immediately before anyone answers to conserve airtime).
If the LE role is rotated among the CHW team, consider providing a facility-based phone specifically for LE activities. These posters can also be hung in neighboring stand-alone testing facilities and at outreach clinic sites for easy reference and referrals.