The Pakistan Initiative for Mothers and Newborns (PAIMAN) is a five-year project designed to reduce the country's maternal and neonatal mortality by making sure women have access to skilled birth attendants during childbirth and throughout the postpartum period. PAIMAN developed a community-based approach that provides a continuum of care to mothers and newborns through supportive linkages from home care to hospital-based care. Various assessments of the district health system suggest that it suffers from weaknesses that impair its efficiency, quality, and impact. Inefficient and ineffective supervision is one of the most important factors for the health sector’s poor performance. Effective, supportive supervision following explicit objectives may play a key role in improving quality of services. This supervisory performance assessment was designed to guide the development of the improved supportive supervision system by providing a better understanding of the challenges health supervisors face. The assessment aimed to strengthen the quality, as well as coverage, of health care facilities through improved supervision.
Pakistan Initiative for Mothers and Newborns (PAIMAN). 2006. "Assessment of district health supervisory system." Islamabad: John Snow Inc (JSI).
Pakistan Initiative for Mothers and Newborns (PAIMAN)