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Improving health worker performance of abortion services: An assessment of post-training support to providers in India, Nepal and Nigeria

This paper reports the results of an intervention with 3,471 abortion providers in India, Nepal and Nigeria. Following abortion care training, providers received in-person visits and virtual contacts by a clinical and programmatic support team for a 12-month period. The intervention also included technical assistance to and upgrades in facilities where the providers worked.

The authors concluded that post-training support holds promise for strengthening health worker performance and that further research is needed to compare this intervention with other approaches and assess how post-training contacts could be incorporated into current health system supervision.

Authors: Benson, Janie, Joan Healy, Sally Dijkerman, Kathyrn Andersen
Year: 2017

Languages: English

Regions: Africa, Asia

Countries: India, Nepal, Nigeria

Topics: Research

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