International Journal of
Nursing and Midwifery

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Nurs. Midwifery
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2456
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJNM
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 211


The role of supportive supervision in enhancing and sustaining health education in home management and prevention of malaria among mothers of under-five children

Moridiyat O. A. Adeyemo
  • Moridiyat O. A. Adeyemo
  • Department of Nursing, College of Health Sciences, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Isale Osun, Osogbo, Osun State, Nigeria
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  •  Received: 15 February 2017
  •  Accepted: 05 April 2017
  •  Published: 30 May 2017


This paper introduces the concept of supportive supervision in community-based nursing intervention as a supervisory tool among health consumers. It provides overview of supportive supervision as management tool to facilitate delivery of quality service by the health care providers. It also describes the adaptability of this concept to supervision of community members following heath education and training with a view to enhancing and sustaining health promotion and prevention of diseases. The author describes utilisation of this tool in promoting and sustaining mothers’ skills in home management and prevention of malaria at a community level and recommends its usage by community health workers as a substitute to home visit for different populations within a community where there is dwindling human and material resources to carry out home visits so as to promote effective outcome.


Key words: Supportive supervision, health education, sustaining, home management of malaria.