NHTC Module-2 training for Primary Health Care Workers
A seven days NHTC Module-2 training on mental health was successfully conducted by TPO Nepal in close coordination with the National Health Training Centre (NHTC) and Provincial health directorate, Gandaki province from 22nd December to 28th December 2022 at Pokhara. The mental health training was conducted based on the NHTC Module 2. The objective of this training was to train the Primary Health Care (PHC) workers on NHTC module 2. A total of 18(13M/5F) health workers, 4 from the Kaski district and 14 from the Parbat district participated in the training. A pre-test and post-test were conducted to ensure the effectiveness of the training.
The training was formally started with welcome remarks from Mr. Bhojraj Gautam (Focal Person, HTC, Gandaki Province highlighting the importance of strengthening the capacity of primary healthcare workers to provide quality mental health services at the community level. As a part of government monitoring and supervision, Mr. Santosh Paudel (Health Office, Parbat) and Mr. Badri Acharya (Health Office, Kaski) visited the training and emphasized the severity of mental health problems in the community and the importance of providing mental health services at the primary healthcare settings. The seven-day training session was facilitated by Dr. Binod Poudel, Psychiatrist at Samadhan Clinic and Dr. Richa Sinha, Psychiatrist at Bharatpur Hospital. Similarly, Ms. Sabitra Sharma, clinical supervisor/Trainer at TPO Nepal, facilitated the psychosocial sessions.