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.

The Division has been forging strategic alliances of PHFI with states, regional and global health networks and Institutions e.g. National Education Society for Tribal students (NESTS), Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Association of Health Care Providers (AHPI), National Health System Resource Centre (NHSRC), Primary Care Diabetes Group, Sri Lanka etc.

14 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 had 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), highest quality award i.e. DL Shah Platinum award by QCI and India Health and Wellness Summit & Awards.

Over the course of last several years, we have trained 17,500+ Govt. and 42,000+ 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 had made PHFI their Skill Building Partner for training medical officers and other healthcare professionals of the state.

  • 30+ Capacity Building Programs
  • 42,000+ Healthcare Professionals Trained, of which 17,500+ from Government Sector
  • 108 National Experts
  • 640 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 14 States governments
  • Collaborations in 10 Countries of South-East Asia and Africa

Existing / Ongoing Capacity Building Programs:

For Primary Care PhysiciansFor Healthcare professionals & Program ManagersFor Other Health workers / Community/ Teachers & Principals
Evidence based Diabetes management (CCEBDM)Healthcare QualityBarefoot Counselling
Gestational diabetesCybersecurity in HealthcareWorkplace Safety
Diabetic retinopathyApplications of Artificial Intelligence in HealthcareNutritional & Mental Wellbeing of School Children in Tribal India – Training of Teachers & Principals
Cardio – DiabetesPatient Safety and communication 
Common mental disordersOccupational Safety & Health 
COPD and AsthmaDisaster Management 
HypertensionHealthcare technology 
CVD & StrokePublic health management 
Thyroid disordersMaternal, Child & Adolescent Nutrition 
Women’s healthMDPs on Monitoring, evaluation & learning 
Palliative careMDPs on Health Program Management 
Integrated Geriatric CareCustomised Executive Education Programmes on Leadership in Indian Public Healthcare System & Attitude, Ethics & Communication in Healthcare 
Anti –Microbial stewardship  
Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver disease  
Chronic Kidney Disease  
Obesity prevention and management  
Diabetic Foot  
Medical ethics and Medico-legal issues  
Occupational Safety & Health  
e-Workshop series on COVID-19
Other activities
Evaluation of Project ECHO in India
Multimorbidity Training for CHOs
IMNCI e-Learning Training package for Health workers for WHO India
Assessing the impact of COVID-19 on primary healthcare services and antibiotic provision by rural healthcare providers in India and co-designing a multi-stakeholder intervention with LSHTM
Doctor’s Mentoring Program for strengthening Health systems in Bihar
PHFI Training Division Brochure

Training Division, PHFI bags the prestigious India Health & Wellness Award 2020
for Public Health Initiative (Know COVID – No COVID)

Talk on Capacity Courses: Dr V Mohan and Dr Sandeep Bhalla

PHFI Training Division (“Know COVID- NO COVID”)

As the world battles the huge crisis of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has put healthcare system of various countries out of gear. We at the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI), deeply value the role of Training workshops and awareness campaigns.

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To know more about training division, please contact

Dr. Pushkar Kumar
Director, Training Division, PHFI

Mr. Dilip Kumar Jha,
Deputy Director- Training Division, PHFI