Number/Percent of community health workers certified during the previous reporting period who received at least one in-person supportive supervision visit for providing injectable contraception within [x] months after successful completion of practicum

Of the community health workers (CHWs) who were certified during the previous reporting period, the number who received at least one in-person supportive supervision visit for providing injectable contraception within a given time frame after completing a practicum.

The appropriate length of time after training is to be defined by in-country standards.

Supervision should include both counseling and injection skills, cover reiterative skills, and address gaps.

As a percent, this indicator is calculated as:

(Number of CHWs certified during the previous reporting period who received at least one in-person supportive supervision visit for providing injectable contraception /  Number of CHWs certified to provide injectable contraception) x 100 


Number of CHWs certified during the previous reporting period; log of in-person supportive supervision visits


Program training records with number of CHWs certified during the previous reporting period; records of in-person supervisory visits


Supervisory visits play an extremely important role in monitoring the safety and effectiveness of community-based access to injectable contraception programs. Although programs may vary in the intervals of supervisory visits, the recommendation is at least one visit per month in the first few months immediately following certification. After a CHW has proven to provide high-quality injectable services, the visits may be reduced to every quarter, which can be incorporated into existing processes.


This indicator does not measure the quality nor the outcome of the supervisory visit.


community, family planning, training

 FHI 360. Guidance for Monitoring and Evaluation of Community-Based Access to Injectable Contraception. Durham, NC: FHI 360; 2018. Retrieved from https://www.fhi360.org/sites/default/files/media/documents/guidance-injectable-contraceptives.pdf

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