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Comprehensive Diabetes Control Programme
Community-Based Monitoring
Controlling malnutrition in Melghat
Control of waterborne diseases
Accessing Medicines in Africa and South Asia
Evaluation of Janani Suraksha Yojana
Study of Public Private Partnerships for Emergency Obstetric Care
Risk Factors for Multi-Drug Resistant Tuberculosis
Access to leprosy care
Demonstration of Comprehensive Birth Management System
 
 
 
Resource and Training Centre at Parinche
  Established in 2002, the Resource Centre at Parinche in rural Maharashtra has trained Community Health Workers (CHWs) and mid level staff from several NGOs
(The Catholic Health Association of India, Ambuja Cement Foundation, Aarohi) and provided orientation in comprehensive Primary Health Care to health staff from several state governments, most notably, Rajastan, Uttarakhand, Orissa, Uttar Pradesh, and Jammu & Kashmir. Over 50 NGOs have availed of some form of training at the Resource Centre since its inception.
Two of the field staff of FRCH have been designated as ‘National Trainers’ by the National Rural Health Mission for the modules of Home-based Neonatal Care pioneered by Dr. Abhay Bang, SEARCH, Gadchiroli. The Resource Centre has also hosted such trainings in partnership with SEARCH for public health staff from several states.
Additionally, the Resource Centre also serves as a base for community based activities in the area such as workshops for knowledge and awareness of local health issues amongst school children, training of Village Health and Sanitation Committees as well as holding of clinics for diabetes.
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Training of Master Trainers :
The training of Master Trainers for community health workers is an innovative approach devised to open up career paths for health workers at the grassroots. The process was initiated with stringent selection criteria being applied to the CHWs trained at Parinche. This was followed by a year’s intensive training on site in topics encompassing content development, communication and response skills, time management, approaches to seeking of information and self learning. A code of behavior and expectations was articulated and agreed to. The learning was interspersed with frequent internal evaluations and feedback. A final evaluation comprised of theory and practicum by a panel of external examiners over a period of 3 days. Apart from content, language skills in Hindi were consciously developed so that the trainers could be useful in Hindi speaking regions of India. Since this initiative, the new Master Trainers of Parinche have trained CHWs in 6 states of Northern and Western India. Their skills too, are constantly upgraded in a variety of topics. The development of such Master Trainers is viewed to be crucial in building up of the much needed training capacity for the National Rural Health Mission.
 
 
 
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