TABLE 3-2 Comparison of Management Approaches

Management

IRC

Merlin

Supervision/monitoring by health supervisors

At least once a week, 1 health supervisor for 4 health centers, with joint visit for supervision with zone bureau staff member once a month

1 or more supervisors per health zone, visits twice a month on average

Number of health committees

One for each health center. Depending on health center, participation varied and could be strengthened further

One for each health center

Health committee tasks

Manage administration of health center, including finances, indigent status and guarding drugs and supplies

Participates in health management. President signs the contracts.



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