12th Rural Healthcare Workers Conference

20 – 22 March 2024

Kathmandu, Nepal

Each year, NSI in collaboration with the Department of Health Services (DoHS) and National Health Training Center (NHTC) jointly organize a conference for healthcare workers from all over the country. Doctors, nurses, paramedics and administrators from more than 50 districts around the country represents into the conference. They come together for three days with the objectives of

  • 1. Creation of a network of health care workers, who share common challenges and joys
  • 2. Continuing medical education
  • 3. Forum for exchange between government and rural workers

A health worker must submit a case story from their experience in their rural institution as a ticket in order to participate in the conference. Workers then share their stories in small groups with the best stories presented in plenary sessions in front of government workers.

Government workers have identified a number of clinical areas of importance to their work. NSI works with consultants to develop short CME sessions tailor-made to these expressed needs. These include primary eye care, trauma assessment, orthopedic casting, and delivery refresher.

The Annual Conference provides a forum for the Ministry of Health to meet representative employees from across the country. Workers express their problems, and government