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MESH-QI Implementation Guide: Mentorship and Enhanced Supervision for Healthcare and Quality Improvement

This guideline describes how to implement Mentorship and Enhanced Supervision for Health Care and Quality Improvement, or MESH-QI, programs to improve quality of care, data collection, on-site education and clinical mentoring, as a model for Health Systems Strengthening. With a focus on the health...

Strengthening Supportive Supervision at the District Health Level in the Pacific

This health workforce management policy brief highlights the importance of supervision for health worker performance and achieving health development goals; however, the brief also notes that supportive supervision within health systems in the Pacific is rated poorly. The brief reviews the...

Training for Mid-Level Managers: Supportive supervision

This module is aimed at mid-level managers in the context of vaccine services, but provides valuable lessons on establishing supportive supervision systems, planning of visits and follow up activities after visits. Included is a sample supervisory checklist.

Retention Enablers: Informing HIV Workforce Sustainability Planning - a case study from Uganda

A cross-sectional study was conducted to better understand the factors and motivations that enabled the transition and retention of health workers, and these findings can be applied to social service workers and other allied workforces.

Professionals' Attitude Toward Reporting Child Sexual Abuse in Saudi Arabia

Child sexual abuse (CSA) requires specialized knowledge and training that includes forensic interview skills. The aim of this study was to determine variations in professionals' attitudes toward CSA by measuring three aspects of forensic attitudes (sensitivity, specificity, and skepticism) and...

Lessons Learnt from the Child Protection Component of the Global Fund’s Young Women and Girls Programme in 10 Districts in South Africa

In South Africa, young women and girls are exposed to extremely high levels of gender-based violence (GBV) and HIV infection. Given the links between the two epidemics, it is important that HIV prevention programmes also address violence against women and children. The Global Fund’s Young Women and...

Integrating Health Care and Social Services for People with Serious Illness: Proceedings of a workshop

During a workshop proceeding, speakers examined the rationale for integration of health care and social services for people with serious illness, explored examples of innovative partnerships and collaborations that provide integrated services, and discussed the potential policy challenges and...

Towards Universal Social Protection for Children: Achieving SDG 1.3

This report shows how cash benefits are proven to have significant, wide-ranging, positive impacts on children’s lives, but that they must be part of integrated social protection and broader social policy programming that includes childcare and social services as well.

WHO Guideline on Health Policy and System Support to Optimize Community Health Worker Programmes

This resource related to community health worker remuneration, training and education, data collection, certification, career ladder, supervision, offers best practices that can be replicated by social service workers and other community service providers. The data demonstrates that when all of...

Implementation Research: New imperatives and opportunities in global health

This Health Policy paper presents purposively selected case studies to illustrate the essential characteristics of implementation research and its application in low-income and middle-income countries. The case studies are organised into four categories related to the purposes of using...

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