The Training Division at PHFI focuses on implementing various capacity building initiatives that aim to upgrade the knowledge, skills and core competencies of healthcare professionals in clinical conditions and various public health domains.

These training programs have been selected consecutively by MOHFW, GOI as an innovative model of education in their National innovation summit held at Tirupati in 2016 and at Indore 2017.

The Division has been forging strategic alliances of PHFI with states, regional and global health networks and Institutions e.g. National Disaster Management authority (NDMA), Indian Red Cross Society, International Committee for Red Cross (ICRC), PHD Chambers, FICCI, International Diabetes Federation (IDF), Association of Health Care Providers (AHPI), Quality Council of India (QCI), World Obesity Federation (WOF), National Institute of Occupational Health (NIOH), XLRI and National Health System Resource Centre (NHSRC), Indian Institute of Management (IIM)-Ahmedabad, Healthcare Sector Skill Council etc.

12 State Governments have adopted these initiatives which have spread to 10 other countries across South-East Asia and Africa including Ministry of Health, Government of Rwanda. Our CCEBDM program was the 1st across the globe that got International Diabetes Federation recognition, followed by our GDM program. We also got endorsement of AOTA for our Thyroid course. SAFES also gave recognition to both our diabetes and Thyroid courses. Our course in the management of COPD & Asthma has been endorsed by International Primary Respiratory Group (IPCRG).These capacity building models have been published into Lancet, IJEM, Thyroid, IJO and Lung India. We made presentation of this unique capacity building model on various National and International Platforms and won excellence awards in Skill development by all chambers (CII, FICCI, ASSOCHAM, PHD) and highest quality award i.e. DL Shah Platinum award by QCI.

Over the course of last several years, we have trained 12,000+ Govt. and 39,000+ Healthcare professionals working at PHCs, CHCs, DHs and other government health facilities in various clinical and public health domains such as diabetes, COPD & asthma, thyroid disorders, women’s health, mental health, palliative care, health care quality, patient safety and health programme management. We have closely worked with National Health Mission of the states of Kerala, Odisha, MP, Haryana, Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Tripura, Manipur, Gujarat, Uttarakhand and Kolkata Municipal Corporation apart from training Health care professionals nominated from time to time from other states as well. Various PSUs such as NTPC, NHPC etc have also adopted our courses. The Govt. of Madhya Pradesh and Govt of Tripura have made PHFI their Skill Building Partner for training medical officers and other healthcare professionals of the state.

The last few months of lockdown and post lockdown have tested the health care providers worldwide, which has led us to start several new initiatives on an online platform. During this period, the Training Division has created several new capacity building initiatives through online mode. Some of these new initiatives have already been launched and the rest are going to be launched in the coming months.

  • 30 Capacity Building Programs
  • 39,000+ Healthcare Professionals Trained, of which 12,000+ from Government Sector
  • 108 National Experts
  • 624 Faculty Members
  • 173 Observers
  • 613 Training Centres in 127 Cities
  • Centres in 28 States & Union Territories across India
  • Participant reach – 34 States & Union Territories, 583 districts
  • Distinguishing Collaborations with 12 States governments and participation from 26 state governments
  • Collaborations in 10 Countries of South-East Asia and Africa

The List of Capacity Building Initiatives are:

  1. Certificate Course in Evidence Based Diabetes Management (CCEBDM) –
  2. Certificate Course in Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (CCGDM) –
  3. Advanced Certificate Course in Prevention and Management of Diabetes & Cardiovascular Disease (ACMDC) –
  4. Certificate Course in Management of Thyroid Disorders (CCMTD) –
  5. Certificate Course in Evidence Based Management of Diabetic Retinopathy (CCDR) – E-Learning Certificate Course in Evidence Based Management of Diabetic Retinopathy (CCDR)
  6. Certificate Course in COPD & Asthma (CCCA) –
  7. Certificate Course in Women’s Health (CCWH) –
  8. Certificate Course in Common Mental Disorders (CCCMD) –
  9. Certificate Course in Palliative Care (CCPC) –
  10. Certificate Course in Integrated Geriatric Care (CCIGC)
  11. Certificate Course in Obesity Prevention and Management (CCOPM)
  12. Occupational Health Program: Care & Compliance of Unorganized Sector Worker’s Perspective for the Primary Healthcare Professionals (OHP-CAPH) – A 3 Day Workshop for Healthcare Professionals –
  13. Certificate Course in Healthcare Quality (CCHQ) –
  14. MDP on Health Program Management and Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning –
  15. Workshop on Public Health Management –
  16. Certificate Course in Healthcare Technology (CCHT) –
  17. Certificate Course in Patient Safety & Communication (CCPSC) –
  18. Certificate Course in Maternal, Child & Adolescent Nutrition (CCMCAN)
  19. Customized Executive Education Programs on Leadership in Indian Public Healthcare System & Attitude, Ethics and Communication in Healthcare
  20. Certificate Course in Cyber Security in Healthcare (CCCH)
  21. Certificate Course in Applications of Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare (CCAAIH)
  22. Certificate Course in Disaster Management (CCDM)
  23. Certificate Course in Antimicrobial Stewardship Program (CCAMS)
  24. Certificate Course in Medical Ethics and Medico-legal Issues (CCMEMI)
  25. E-workshop series on COVID-19 for Indian and International Healthcare Professionals
  26. Certificate Course in Occupational Safety & Health (CCOSH)
  27. Certificate Course in Diabetic Foot Management (CCDFM)
  28. Certificate Course in Barefoot Counselling (CCBFC)
  29. Certificate Course in Comprehensive Immunization (CCCIM)
  30. Workplace Safety Training
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Training Division, PHFI bags the prestigious India Health & Wellness Award 2020
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PHFI Training Division (“Know COVID- NO COVID”)

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To know more about training division, please contact

Dr. Pushkar Kumar
Director, Training Division, PHFI