IIHMR University trained 90+ Master Trainers from 14States

IIHMR Faculty and Trainers to train 900 CHO’s over a period of one year after the training program


IIHMR University in collaboration with NISHTHA-Jhpiego is conducting a three-day program – Training of Trainers from October 4- October 6, 2021. These Trainers will further conduct Leadership Certification Program for selected 900 Community Health Officers from 14 states which includesArunachal Pradesh, Assam, Sikkim, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura, Bihar, Jharkhand, Orissa, UP, MP, Chhattisgarh.

A total of 45 participants from 11 states, including northeastwas trained in first cohort in September and in this second cohort again 44participants will be trained to further train community health officers. This three-day training will cover wide range of topics includingprimary health care overview, Public Health Planning and Management, Management Skills, Leadership Skills, Communication Skills, Mentorship, Supply Chain Management, Financial Management, Data Management for effective decision making, etc. for the community health officers to perform efficiently and effectively to strengthen primary health care.

Dr. PR Sodani, President, IIHMR Universitysaid Ayushman Bharat (AB) is an attempt to move from a selective approach to health care to delivering comprehensive range of services. One of the Pillar of AB is Health and Wellness Centers (HWC) for provision of comprehensive primary Health Care Services – a paradigm shift – in strategic training for achieving National Health Goals. Government of India has planned to have 1,50,000HWCs and require CHOs to lead it efficiently. IIHMR University is committed towards contributing to strengthening the health system of the country. By this program, we are preparing Master Trainers from 14 states where Jhpiego is providing technical support to MoHFW/GOI and will train 900+ CHO.


“By collaborating with Jhpiego and Nishtha team we are not only committed to contribute towards strengthening health system of the country, but to create leaders of tomorrow who are further committed to deliver beyond expectations. The program’s main objective is to orient the would-be trainers about CHO Training Program, on the new modules and curriculum along with the new pedagogy of teaching. The module has been thoughtfully designed by IIHMR University and NISHTHA/Jhpiego team for CHOs after a detailed need assessment.


Dr. Swati Mahajan CoP NISHTHA while giving an overview of NISHTHA’s leadership Programme for Community Health officer explained how Jhpiego programs, will guide wellness, community engagement and accountability with effective mentoring.


Trainers who participated from 14 states were State Program Managers, District Program Managers, Faculty of ProgramStudy Centers, State Consultants, and Nursing Tutors. The participants are from Jhpiego, Nursing Colleges, Health and Family Department, NHM and District Hospitals and had work experience of upto 40 years.   


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