Effective and supportive supervision are critical for the delivery of quality maternity care services. Effective supervision involves joint problem-solving and on-the-job transfer of knowledge and skills between the supervisor and the one being supervised. The following tools and guidelines can assist supervisors in appraising and strengthening  staff performance in relation to quality and standards in delivering maternal health services.
Routine Skilled Care Supervision: These guidelines and tools were developed for supervisors to use in routine visits to health facilities providing maternity care services. It includes an overview of the objectives of supervision and forms on preparing for a site-visit, a supervisory guide, and a guide on summarizing and planning for follow-up. English 
Follow-up with Staff Trained in Life-Saving Obstetric Care or Postabortion Care: These guidelines and tools can be used to follow-up with service providers who have been trained in Life-Saving Obstetric Care and/or  Postabortion Care. It includes specific tools for the two different trainings, including a supervisory questionnaire, and a summary form. English

 The Skilled Care Initiative
SCI in Burkina Faso
SCI in Kenya
SCI in Tanzania
                            Making Skilled Care a Reality
                            Monitoring and Evaluating SCI
                            Training and Capacity Building


Skilled Care Initiative Delivers Impressive Results

Between 2003 and 2005, FCI worked with Ministries of Health in Burkina Faso, Kenya, and Tanzania to improve the quality and availability of maternity care, improving services for thousands of women. Through an ambitious research effort, FCI evaluated and documented key strategies for increasing skilled care during childbirth. Click here to download an overview of the results from all three countries. To request a hard copy, please contact publications@familycareintl.org.

Safe Motherhood In The Community: A Flipchart


This flipchart focuses on care during pregnancy, delivery, and the post-partum period.
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