KATHMANDU: A three-day workshop on advocacy on human resources for health has kicked off in the Capital on Wednesday.
Organised at the initiation of Save the Children, the workshop will seek ways to resolve the workforce crisis Nepal has been facing in the health sectors, especially in the rural areas.
“Nepa’s health sectors have been marred by the shortage of skilled workforce, multiplied by frequent absenteeism and low productivity,” reads the statement issued by the oraganisation today.
According to the MDG Needs Assessment 2010, Nepal requires additional 2,448 medical doctors, 3,418 nurses and 9,202 paramedical staff to deliver minimum level of medical services to the population.
As many as 35 representatives of civil society organisations working in health sectors are participating in the workshop.