Innovation in supervision and support of community health workers for better newborn survival in southern Tanzania.

@article{Mkumbo2014InnovationIS,
  title={Innovation in supervision and support of community health workers for better newborn survival in southern Tanzania.},
  author={Elibariki Mkumbo and Claudia Hanson and Suzanne C. Penfold and Fatuma Manzi and Joanna R M Armstrong Schellenberg},
  journal={International health},
  year={2014},
  volume={6 4},
  pages={339-41}
}
BACKGROUND Home visits by community health workers may help to improve newborn survival, but sustained high-quality supervision of community volunteers is challenging. OBJECTIVES To compare facility-led and community-linked supervision approaches of 824 community health volunteers working to improve newborn care in Southern Tanzania. METHODS Using a before-after design, we compared 6 months of supervision reports from each approach. RESULTS During the community-linked approach over 50… CONTINUE READING
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