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10th Rural Healthcare Workers Conference

28 Mar, 2019

A three-day 10th Annual Rural Healthcare Workers Conference was organized by NSI in collaboration with National Health Training Center to honor and address the issues faced by the rural healthcare workers of Nepal.

The conference was inaugurated by Hon. Deputy Prime Minister and Ministry of Health and Population Mr Upendra Yadav on 25 March 2019 in Kathmandu.

The objectives of the conference were as follows:
- To provide encouragement and uplift to the healthcare worker.
- To provide continuing medical education (CME).
- To provide a forum for discussion within the government system.
- To explore wider future linkages between rural healthcare workers, the government, and NSI.

In the first day of the conference, the ‘Top 5 Case Stories from the Field’ telling of real-life episodes – sometimes quite heroic – that government health workers have faced were presented. The participants were then divided into five groups to discussed on the thematic issues which was later presented among the Ministry and Department officials and interact with them. Then the conference was inaugurated by the Honorable Mr. Upendra Yadav, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Health and Population. During the inauguration session, the Nick Simons Award 2018 was presented to ANM Ms. Mira Dhital of Mahamadpur Health Post, Rautahat, who had performed with unusual excellence over many years in her community. Likewise the four nominees of NS Award were felicitated during the program.

On the second day, participants took four sessions of Continuing Medical Education (CME) on different topic to improve their hands-on skills. Likewise on the third day, the two more CME sessions continued and adjourn the conference.

This year, the total of 100 government healthcare workers from 56 districts of Nepal and 15 healthcare workers from different health realted organizations were participated in the conference.

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