District health managers' perceptions of supervision in Malawi and Tanzania.

Bradley, S., Kamwendo, F., Masanja, H., de Pinho, H., Waxman, R., Boostrom, C. & McAuliffe, E. (2013). District health managers' perceptions of supervision in Malawi and Tanzania.. Human Resources for Health, 11, 43 - ?. doi: 10.1186/1478-4491-11-43

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Mid-level cadres are being used to address human resource shortages in many African contexts, but insufficient and ineffective human resource management is compromising their performance. Supervision plays a key role in performance and motivation, but is frequently characterised by periodic inspection and control, rather than support and feedback to improve performance. This paper explores the perceptions of district health management teams in Tanzania and Malawi on their role as supervisors and on the challenges to effective supervision at the district level.

Publication Type: Article
Publisher Keywords: Supervision, Mid-level cadres, Malawi, Tanzania, District health management, Supervision paradigm, Measuring performance
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
Departments: School of Health Sciences > Midwifery & Radiography
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/8291

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