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DMPA-SC Supportive supervision toolkit

Supportive supervision plays a critical role to ensure high-performing health workers have the appropriate knowledge, skills, and motivation in order to deliver quality family planning (FP) services and informed choice counseling. This package includes three supportive supervision tools that can be used by regional or district health teams when conducting supervision visits at health facilities that offer FP services:

  1. Supportive supervision checklist to assess provision of family planning counseling
  2. Observation checklist to assess health workers counseling clients on DMPA-SC self-injection
  3. Remote supervision of family planning providers (includes family planning and self-injection)

Tools #1 and #2 can be used together or separately, depending on whether or not the supervision visits include follow-up with providers recently trained to counsel clients on DMPA-SC self-injection.

Tool #3 is intended for use in situations where in-person supervision is not possible; the supervision exercise can be conducted through phone or video. Tool #3 includes guidance and instructions for supervisors who plan to conduct supervision remotely using this tool.

The tools are intended to serve as guides and can be adapted for specific settings as needed. For more information, contact FPoptions@path.org.

  • Tool Supportive supervision checklist to assess provision of family planning counseling
  • Tool Observation checklist to assess health workers counseling clients on DMPA-SC self-injection
  • Tool Remote supervision of family planning providers (includes family planning and self-injection)