On-going Research

On-going Research


Tracking and reviewing the work status of Advanced Skilled Birth Attendants (ASBA) training graduates in Nepal

Nick Simons Institute (NSI) has been providing technical and financial support to strengthen the various in-service training conducted by National Health Training Center (NHTC). One of the in-service training courses is “Advanced Skilled Birth Attendants (ASBA)”. The objective of the ASBA training is to enhance the skills regarding the management of obstetric emergencies primarily focusing on Caesarean Section (CS). Medical Doctors wh...

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Factors Affecting the Success and Failure of Maternity Waiting Homes in Nepal

Maternity Waiting Homes (MWHs) are structures built at or near a health facility for pregnant women to stay at the end of their pregnancy so they can be transported easily to the health facility for delivery. MWHs were introduced in 1970s in order to create access to institutional delivery services. They were primarily utilized by the high-risk pregnant women who live far away from the health facilities. It can be an intervention aimed at elimina...

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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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