Current Research

Current Research


Effects of the Follow-Up and Enhancement program (FEP) on the retention of knowledge and skills of Skilled Birth Attendants (SBAs) and on the improvement of their working environments in rural Nepal.

The Nick Simons Institute (NSI) and Nepal Health Training center (NHTC) devised the Follow Up and Enhancement Program (FEP) – a pioneer program of supportive supervision where the clinical knowledge and skills of health workers who have received in-service training (e.g. SBA) are assessed directly at their working sites – in 2011. FEP allows on-site coaching and feedback so that trainees may continue to improve upon any gaps in their ...

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Deployment of Bio Medical Equipment Technician and the utilization of medical devices in the district hospitals of rural Nepal.

A large number of medical equipment in Nepal's government system is not fully functioning and awaits maintenance. Biomedical Equipment Technicians are severely needed in Nepal to provide the technical help that is necessary for effective medical equipment maintenance.This study will describe the types of medical equipment existing in rural district hospitals and their working status. Improvement in condition of medical devices can be achieved thr...

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Minimum Service Standards scores versus health outcomes and perceptions in Nepal Government District Hospitals.

With health as a fundamental right, people in rural Nepal are becoming increasingly aware of their healthcare needs. Recent health policies and strategies in Nepal place a central emphasis on the importance of improving quality at the point of care. The National Health Policy commits Nepal to ensure access to quality health services: (1) Quality Health Services are identified as one of the strategic directions for achieving Universal Health Cover...

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