PRIME II Technical Reports
Most PRIME II Technical Reports detail specific reproductive health care interventions, describing the context, methodology and results of a PRIME project and recommendations from its evaluation. Other reports focus on findings from needs assessments conducted prior to a training intervention or document follow-up studies that ascertain how well health care providers have retained the knowledge and skills they acquired during training. Research studies testing new approaches to service delivery were sometimes published as PRIME technical reports, often with implications for health care policies in particular countries.
Study of the Effects of Technical Supervision Training on CBD Supervisors’ Performance in Seven Regions of Ghana (March 2000)
Report No. 7
This follow-up report describes the effects of technical supervision
training on community-based distribution (CBD) agents’ supervisors in seven regions of Ghana. The CBD program in Ghana is managed by the Planned Parenthood Association of Ghana (PPAG) and features a varied programs of clinic and non-clinic-based family planning and maternal and child health services. The study shows improved performance by both the CBD supervisors and agents. Training weaknesses and differences between volunteer and paid supervisors are also discussed.