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Highlights from @UNFPA report:
1) 214 million women can’t access contraceptives
2) 4 in 10 women fear saying no to sexual demands
3) 59% of women use modern contraceptives, up 6% from 25 years ago
#SWOP2019 #SRHR https://t.co/A1OvRILmZz

In our last fiscal year, over 17,000 healthcare providers have gained access to tools, knowledge, and expertise to provide millions of women with the sexual and reproductive healthcare they need to thrive. #SRHR

@EngenderHealth #Tanzania &#ThaminiUhai with the generous support of @BloombergDotOrg have been working jointly with the government in Kigoma to improve maternal health by tupgrading health centers, providing CEMonC training and mentorship to staff and creating public awareness

New study finds that women in Africa face higher risks of death from C-sections mainly due to understaffed hospitals and under-trained doctors. https://t.co/PRpQngkcIE #maternalhealth

Every day approx 830 women die from preventable causes related to pregnancy. EngenderHealth is committed to changing this. We equip health facilities with well-trained staff and medical supplies to give women the high-quality #maternalhealthcare they deserve. #IntlMHDay

Lauri Romanzi @DrRomanzi, Project Director of @EngenderHealth USAID funded Fistula Care Plus project, will speak about revising a strategy to end fistula within a generation at #RCOG2019.
Find out more: https://t.co/zhJKKbyOW4

When mothers thrive, families thrive, communities thrive and nations thrive. Thanks to our amazing partners, #Tanzania Ministry of Health, PORALG, @ThaminiUhai @EngenderHealth, @VitalStrat and @CDCGlobal for all you do to support mothers. https://t.co/HIIHWiaNIa

@EngenderHealth a organisé en #CôtedIvoire un Meet-up sur les Droits en Santé sexuelle et reproductive #SSR à l’endroit des acteurs de la société civile, œuvrant dans cet univers sur les pratiques d’avortement.
#PO2019
https://t.co/CvrN6HORiA

#Familyplanning: 🔑 to achieving #HealthForAll. Women. Young People. Children. Expanding access to family planning in universal health care= ⬆️ health & wellbeing

Tanzanian MP Mayeye is a champion for #maternalhealth + #reprohealth in Tanzania. She recently visited some health facilities we support w/ @EngenderHealth + @ThaminiUhai, and is calling for the gov't to increase their support for services. https://t.co/4AXUF0l0Nb

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Facilitative Supervision Handbook

Facilitative supervision is a major component of continuous quality improvement (QI) in health services. Facilitative supervision helps supervisors at all levels in an institution focus on the needs of the staff they oversee. Supervisors who use the facilitative approach consider staff to be their customers. This approach emphasizes mentoring, joint problem solving, and two-way communication between a supervisor and those being supervised.

The role of the facilitative supervisor is to set goals, motivate health care staff, and lead them through the process of change required to improve quality and meet clients’ needs. The most important part of the facilitative supervisor’s role is to enable staff to manage the QI process, so as to meet the needs of their clients and implement institutional goals.

The framework of clients’ rights and staff needs for quality services guides site managers, supervisors, and staff in their efforts to improve quality. All QI efforts rely on similar, well-accepted principles: the customer mindset; a focus on processes and systems; staff involvement and ownership; ongoing QI efforts; continuous learning, development, and capacity building; and cost consciousness and efficiency.

EngenderHealth has found that supervisors who possess the following characteristics, skills, and experience are better equipped to become successful facilitative supervisors:

  • Leadership qualities (ability to inspire and motivate others, foster trust, establish a non-threatening environment, and promote team work)
  • Good communication skills, especially active listening and constructive feedback (other skills/techniques needed include appropriate questioning technique, paraphrasing, clarification, and verbal and nonverbal encouragement)
  • A desire to empower others and provide opportunities for growth
  • An ability to work effectively in teams, encouraging different levels of staff to work together, delegate and complete work through others, and manage different personalities
  • Experience delivering reproductive health services
  • Technical knowledge
  • Flexibility
  • Openness to new ideas
  • Ability to train and coach or convey information to others
  • Empathy

The Facilitative Supervision Handbook helps supervisors to develop such skills. The handbook includes descriptions of the facilitative approach to supervision and the roles and characteristics of facilitative supervisors in involving staff in the QI process, leading staff through change, creating a nonthreatening environment, and helping staff use data for decision making.

You can download the entire handbook in six pieces, using the links below.

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