The Nick Simons Institute is a Nepal-based organization whose mission is to train and support competent health care workers for rural Nepal. The country's mountainous terrain and poverty pose immense barriers to the provision of medical care for people living in remote communities. More than half of Nepal's rural districts don't have basic emergency services, including operations.
NSI works according to several principles:
Collaborate closely with the Nepal government – the main rural health care provider.
Select strategic training cadres – which involves 'task-shifting' from traditional medical roles.
Extend beyond training – to include workplace support and advocacy.
Innovate – based on a growing body of research in the Nepal context.