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Introduction

Family Welfare Training & Research Centre
FWTRC Mumbai

Family Welfare Training & Research Centre, (FWTRC) Mumbai, was the first Family Planning Training Centre, established in June 1957 under Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare at "Parekh Hospital" Building, 332, S.V.P. Road, Khetwadi, Mumbai - 4. It is one of the Central Training Institutes (C.T.I.) conducting in-service training for Medical and Paramedical personnel in key health areas to enhance their knowledge and skills for better delivery of health care services

These trainings are for the Central, State and District level health personnel from all over the country. The Centre is identified as a collaborating Institute for certain specialized training like Immunization, Communication, etc.

FWTRC has been a pioneering institute in conducting short term courses and has developed curricula for paramedical workforce e.g Multi-Purpose Workers, Community Health Guides, ANMs, Block Extension Educator Schemes and RCH.

A one year Diploma in Health Education (DHE) course was started in 1987 under the “Development of National Trained Health Manpower for the training of health education specialists and para-medical worker’s” scheme of Ministry of Health & Family Welfare. The course was later renamed as Diploma in Health Promotion Education (DHPE) in 2000 after recommendation of WHO.

As per the recommendations of national health policy 2002 and subsequent to the launch of NRHM, Post Graduate Diploma in Community Health Care (PGDCHC) course was started in the year 2007, to develop the skilled manpower to deliver quality healthcare services in an integrated way at the grass-root level. The course is meant for the graduate participants to provide managerial skills for better delivery of health care services.

Both these courses are affiliated to International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS), Mumbai, a Deemed University, under the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of India.

FWT&RC develops its training activities keeping in pace with the changing scenario globally and at National level. Skill based trainings for Sanitary Inspectors, Diabetes Educator, Home Health Aide, General Duty Assistant, First responder has been started.