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Assegaai et al: Developing a district level supportive supervision framework for community health workers through co-production in South Africa

by Tumelo Assegaai, Helen Schneider and Vera Scott

One of the key challenges of community health worker (CHW) programmes across the globe is inadequate supervision. Evidence on effective approaches to CHW supervision is limited and intervention research has up to now focused primarily on outcomes and less on intervention development processes. This paper reports on participatory and iterative research on the supervision of CHWs, conducted in several phases and culminating in a co-produced district level supportive supervision framework for Ward Based Outreach Teams in a South African district.

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