National Health Training Center

Background

The health care delivery system has remained competent in providing health care services up to the community people through developing skilled human resources. But at the same time, the training system still needs to be improved to the proficient level to meet the international standard. Skilled human resource for health is the main component to cater quality health services to the people. Ministry of Health and Population (MOHP) thus accord high priority for the development of competent human resource through quality training program for improved health care service delivery.  The national health training system is an integrated and cross-cutting effort towards meeting the training needs for quality health care delivery throughout the country. In line with the national policies, plans and programs of MOHP an efficient training network has been developedup tothe district level to address the human resource need of the overall health sector.

The National Health Policy, 1991 defined the health care delivery system. The policy laid emphasis on development and management of health manpower. Based on National Health Policy, article 7 has mentioned about the development and management of health manpower. The Tenth plan has envisaged National Health Training Center to develop as an apex body under Ministry of Health and Population (MOHP) for overseeing all health training not only for the Department of Health Services (DoHS) but also the Deapartment of Drug Adminstration (DDA) Deaprtment of Ayurveda (DA) in order to cater the need of the health manpower training for the personnel.The National Health Training Strategy (NHTS)-2004 focused on development and management of human resources at all levels, through shared responsibility with NGO/INGO and private sector, for delivering quality health care services. To materialise this fact National Health Training Strategy (NHTS) 2004 has been revised and updated. At the same time, it has also focused on overseeing all training need of MOHP through co-ordinated and complimentary efforts of all stakeholders, support partners and private sector training resources under the stewardship of MOHP. The strategy also envisaged for an integrated national health training system to maximise quality training for all resource persons and trainee health workers. National health training centre has established human resource development towards meeting Nepal Health Sector Program (NHSP) outputs and millennium development goals 4, 5 and 6. Thus, it aims to cater the training needs of various divisions/centres of department of health services, department of drug administration and department of Ayurveda under MOHP. Recently, Government of Nepal (GoN) has addressed the Training for All service providers in National Budget Plan for FY 2070-71.

NHTC as an apex body of the network provides technical as well as managerial inputs at the national, regional, district and community level health training programs through appropriate and quality training need assessment, training delivery, monitoring, evaluation, post training follow up and research related activities.

Vision

The vision of NHTC is to develop as a National Health Training Academy to Institutionalize Training System Thus the training system which will be sustained and capable of responding to training requirements of all stakeholders being involved in health care delivery system up to the community level.

Mission

The National Health Training Centre helps to develop Human Resources to facilitate Health System Planners, Programmangers, Trainers in preparing and implementing their training programs and train service providers for successful implementation.

Goal

The overall goal of NHTC is to produce/prepare efficient health service providers by means of training to contribute to deliver quality health care services towardsattainment of the highest level of health status.

Objectives

  • Assess training requirements of Health Workers and prepare training plans based on the program’s requirement.
  • Plan, implement and train health workers as demanded by programs.
  • Design, develop and refine teaching, learning materials to support implementation of training programs.
  • Develop/improve capacity of trainers to deliver quality training at central, regional and district level.
  • Support RHDs and DHOs in organizing, implementing and evaluating the training programs.
  • Co-ordinate with all National and International, Governmental and Non-Governmental Organizations to avoid duplication of training and improve quality of training.
  • Orient newly recruited health workers on health programs.
  • Supervise, monitor, follow-up and evaluate training programs.
  • Conduct operational studies to improve training efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Organize International Training as per need.
  • Establish TIMS for the quality recording and reporting systems of all training programs at central, regional, district, and community levels.

Major Activities

1.                  Health Training

A.     Initial and Basic Training

·         VHWs/MCHWs(Phased out)

·         FCHVs

·         Biomedical equipment technician Training (BMET)

B.      Upgrading Training

·         MCHW to ANM

·         Sr. ANM

·         ANM-P

·         VHW to AHW

·         Sr. AHWs

·         AHW-P

C.      Special Training

·         Skilled Birth Attendence

·         Advanced Skilled Birth Attendence

·         Ultrasonography (USG)

·         Medico-Legal

·         Non-Scapel Vasectomy

·         Intrauterine Contraceptive Device (IUCD)

·         Minilap

·         Implant

·         Anaesthesia Assistant Course (AAC)

·         Safe Abortion Services

·         Mid-Level Practicum (MLP)

·         Palliative Care

·         Paediatric Nursing Care

D.     Other Clinical Training

·         Clinical Training Skills (CTS)

·         Operation Theatre Technique and Management (OTTM)

·         Paediatric Nursing Care

·         Infection prevention (IP)

·         ICU/CCU

·         Mental Health

·         CoFP Counseling

·         Spinal Injury

·         Burn Care

·         Primary Trauma Care

E.          Health Related Training

·         Induction Training (Newly recruited Health Personnel)

·         Continue Professional Development (CPD)

·         Adolescent and Sexual Reproductive Health (ASRH)

·         General Training of Trainers (GToT)

F.       Refresher Training:

·         FCHV Refresher

·         SBA Refresher

·         CAC Refresher

·         GToT Refesher

G.     Orientation Programs

·         Health Facility Operation and Management Committee (HFOMC)

·         Appreciative Inquary (AI)

·         Inclusive Governance (IG)

2.   Certification

3.   Training Need Analysis (TNA)

4.   Planning and Implemention of the Training Program

5.   Assessment and Accreditation

·         Site

·         Training

6.   Curriculum Development, Review and Revision

7.   Co-ordination and Collaboration with concerned Stakeholders

8.   Training Policy Formulation, Review and Revision

9.   Institutional Capacity Development for all Center and Sites

10. Training Follow-Up Enhancing Program (Training-FEP)

11. Development of the Training Data Bank

12. Research on Health Training Programs