PHFI Training Division

Training Division at PHFI “Know COVID- NO COVID”

In the need for credible technical information about Covid-19, the Training Division at the Public Health Foundation of India conducts a series of e-workshops “Know COVID- NO COVID” to provide credible information on the pandemic- COVID-19 to various target audiences. The network of more than 28,500 Primary Care Physicians enrolled under different PHFI training courses were offered technical guidance through webinars along with the healthcare professionals from other national level organizations and state governments.

These e-workshops were conducted for the following groups:

  • e-workshop for PHFI network of Primary Care physicians (PCPs), PSUs, Medical Associations conducted in the month of April (2 series of 6 webinars each)
  • e-workshops for Healthcare workers comprising Physicians, Dentists, Allied Health Personnel and Nurses conducted in the month of April (1 series of 4 webinars)
  • e-workshop for Community conducted in the month of April (1 webinar)
  • In collaboration with Global Development Centre (GDC) at Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS), PHFI also conducted 3-series of webinars on COVID 19 including one on Occupational Health and Safety in times of COVID during the month of April-May for international participants from Asian & African Countries with different topics and themes during each webinar.
Name of Webinar Dates Numbers trained
E-workshop for PHFI network of Primary Care physicians (PCPs)6th to 11th April
6 webinars
E-workshop for PCPs from PSUs & medical associations10th to 15th April
6 webinars
E-workshop for International participants15th to 18th April
4 webinars
E-workshops for Healthcare workers19th to 22nd April
4 webinars
E-workshop for Community14th April
1 webinar
E-workshop for International participants in collaboration with GDC and RIS25th to 28th April 4 webinars 338
E-workshop for International participants in collaboration with GDC and RIS on “Occupational health & safety in the context of COVID 19”25th to 28th April 4 webinars 338
E-workshop on COVID-19 for NTPC Health care personnel18th May to 21st May
4 webinars

e-Workshop Series on Post Lockdown: Healthcare Facility & Systems Preparedness and Response for COVID-19

Brochure – e-Workshop Series

Other COVID-19 related activities:

  • Community Mobilization and Social Messaging (a series of simplified messages/ infographics based on authentic national and international technical guidelines in the context of COVID-19 is being regularly circulated to the 28,000 PCPs trained till now and put up on the PHFI App and our course websites
  • Association of Healthcare Providers (India) & the Training Division of Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) has extensively worked on and prepared a document titled – “Post Lockdown Lifting – Resumption of Hospital Services.”  This document provides a comprehensive set of action plans and key guidelines to be followed in the context of continuous hospital preparedness. It specifically addresses the action plan for resuming of services, in the safest and most effective manner to safeguard both patients and healthcare workers. Link to the document.
  • This document has been disseminated to various hospitals, Medical Associations and Primary Care Physicians both Private and Government across the country. Even International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua) has added this document on their COVID resource page at

The live webinar series have Q&A rounds and the queries of the participants are answered by the Experts. A total of 1039 Healthcare professionals have been trained from across the country. Participants from National Health Mission, Government of Gujarat, Manipur, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC), National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC), Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL), Meghalaya Diabetes association, Clinical Cardio Diabetic Society of India (CCDSI), Physicians Association of Navi Mumbai, National Hydro Power Corporation (NHPC), GVK Emergency Management and Research Institute, Delhi Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research University (DPSRU), Power Grid Corporation of India, NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam Limited and various other organizations have been trained in these webinars.

The 3 International webinar series conducted in collaboration with Global Development Centre (GDC) at Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS), on COVID-19 and related topics was attended by more than 780 International Healthcare Professionals from 31 countries that include Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Canada, Ethiopia, Germany, Ghana, Hong Kong, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Malaysia, Maldives, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Russia, Rwanda, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Turkey, Uganda, United Kingdom, USA and Zambia.