Resource Spotlight: Improving Infection Prevention and Control in Ethiopia through Supportive Supervision of Health Facilities
Infection prevention and control (IPC) work is being undertaken in Ethiopia to ensure that healthcare workers are adopting desired practices related to IPC. Supportive supervision aims at ensuring and improving the quality, effectiveness, and efficiency of services provided at the facility level; it also enhances competencies and job satisfaction for staff engaged in activities at all levels of care delivery.
This report outlines an intervention that utilized supportive supervision in 86 facilities around Ethiopia that aimed to: enable healthcare workers to practice new skills in IPC following formal trainings; coach health care facility staff to improve their performance in order to meet recommended IPC standards; improve the skills of supervisors for independent program monitoring; integrate IPC into the routine health care supervision system; and monitor the changes in program performance as a result of these activities. [adapted from author]
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The HRH Global Resource Center has other resources on this topic including:
- Occupational Exposure to Blood and Body Fluids
- Knowledge, Awareness and Compliance with Universal Precautions among Health Care Workers at the University Hospital of the West Indies, Jamaica
- Precautions for Health Care Workers to Avoid Hepatitis B and C Virus Infection
For additional resources on this topic, visit the Infection Prevention subject category.
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