- National Health Training Center is one of the centers of Department of Health Services which is responsible for overseeing all health training activities at the national, regional, district and community level through appropriate and quality training needs assessment, training delivery, monitoring, evaluation, post training follow up and research.
- The National Health Policy, 1991 defined the health care delivery system.
- The policy laid emphasis on development and management of health manpower.
- Based on the Health Policy, a National Health Manpower Master Plan was developed. Subsequently, the National Training Strategy for Primary Health Care was developed in 1997.
- The focus of the strategy was to develop carders of Health care providers at district level and below for delivering PHC services. The strategy provided policy directives for planning and managing training programs for DoHS.
- Since the development of the strategy in 1997, the Ministry of Health (MOH)/Department of Health Services (DoHS) has developed several policies/guidelines that have a different bearing on training.
- These include the following: National Health Policy, Second Long Term Health Plan, Local Self Governance Act, National Strategy Human Resource Development Plan for Health, Nepal health Sector Strategy and Nepal Health Sector Program Implementation Plan 2004 (NHSS/NHSP-IP), Millennium Development Goal, National RH Strategy, National Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health (ASRH) Strategy.
- Training is one of the priority areas for the MOH. The tenth plan, 2002-2007 envisaged NHTC as the apex body under the MoH for overseeing all health related training not only for the Department of Health Services but also the Department of Drug Administration and Department of Ayurveda.
- The tenth plan also delegated the responsibility of conducting Educational research to NHTC.
- The National Training Strategy 1997, in spite of having all the need based elements built-in into it. The 1997 strategy has been carefully reviewed for the purpose of assessing the status of its implementation.
- This has served as the basis in developing the National Health Training Strategy.
- The health care delivery system has remained competent in providing health care services up to the community people through developing skilled human resources.
- 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 developed up to the 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 Department of Drug Administration (DDA), Department 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 materialize 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 maximize 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.
- 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.
- The National Health Training Centre helps to develop Human Resources to facilitate Health System Planners, Program mangers, Trainers in preparing and implementing their training programs and train service providers for successful implementation.
- 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 towards attainment of the highest level of health status.
- 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.
- Health Training
- Initial and Basic Training
- VHWs/MCHWs(Phased out)
- Biomedical equipment technician Training (BMET)
- Upgrading Training
- MCHW to ANM
- Sr. ANM
- VHW to AHW
- Sr. AHWs
- Special Training
- Skilled Birth Attendence
- Advanced Skilled Birth Attendence
- Ultrasonography (USG)
- Non-Scalpel Vasectomy
- Intrauterine Contraceptive Device (IUCD)
- Anaesthesia Assistant Course (AAC)
- Safe Abortion Services
- Mid-Level Practicum (MLP)
- Palliative Care
- Pediatric Nursing Care
4. Other Clinical Training
- Clinical Training Skills (CTS)
- Operation Theatre Technique and Management (OTTM)
- Pediatric Nursing Care
- Infection prevention (IP)
- Mental Health
- CoFP Counseling
- Spinal Injury
- Burn Care
- Primary Trauma Care
5. Health Related Training
- Induction Training (Newly recruited Health Personnel)
- Continue Professional Development (CPD)
- Adolescent and Sexual Reproductive Health (ASRH)
- General Training of Trainers (GToT)
6. Refresher Training:
- FCHV Refresher
- SBA Refresher
- CAC Refresher
- GToT Refresher
7. Orientation Programs
- Health Facility Operation and Management Committee (HFOMC)
- Appreciative Inquiry (AI)
- Inclusive Governance (IG)
3. Training Need Analysis (TNA)
4. Planning and Implementation of the Training Program
5. Assessment and Accreditation
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
- Annual Report-DoHS