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"'I'm a Health Worker' - Abduaraman Gidi" made by IntraHealth International.

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Timothy Roberton, Jennifer Applegate, Amnesty E Lefevre, Idda Mosha, Chelsea M Cooper, Marissa Silverman, Isabelle Feldhaus, Joy J Chebet, Rose Mpembeni, Helen Semu, Japhet Killewo, Peter Winch, Abdullah H Baqui and Asha S George

Supervision is meant to improve the performance and motivation of community health workers (CHWs). However, most evidence on supervision relates to facility health workers. The Integrated Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health (MNCH) Program in Morogoro region, Tanzania, implemented a CHW pilot with a cascade supervision model where facility health workers were trained in supportive supervision for volunteer CHWs, supported by regional and district staff, and with village leaders to further support CHWs. The authors examine the initial experiences of CHWs, their supervisors, and village leaders to understand the strengths and challenges of such a supervision model for CHWs.

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2015
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