Training on Health Facility Survey was held for field researchers in Pokhara Metropolitan city of Gandaki province from 24-28 March 2022 to enable filed researchers to collect data at the health facilities in the metropolitan city under CHORUS Research Project Consortium.
The training was delivered to 20 field researchers (14 male and 7 female). The training was conducted in coordination with Pokhara Metropolitan City Office. The chief officer and hospital nursing inspector of the Health Division at Pokhara Metropolitan City and officials from the Provincial Health Directorate were present in the opening session of the training. They shared the context of health services in Pokhara and the nature of health facilities delivering health services in the metropolitan city. They encouraged field researchers to maintain accuracy during data collection.
Six facilitators, experts on the health system, public health, medicine, and data management engaged to deliver training to the participants. The training covered contents on the local health system, safeguarding, project introduction and methodology, Package of Essential Non-communicable Diseases (PEN) and Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) services, NCD equipment and drugs, referral and NCD Recording, human resource, use of tablet and Open Data Kit, and ethical principle and consent among other.
The training focused on discussion and participatory mock sessions to ensure that the participants understand the tools clearly and capture the data well.