Malnutrition in India has been called ‘The Silent Emergency’. The proportion of undernutrition among children and women in India is one of the highest in the world. In spite of unprecedented economic growth, improvements in childhood nutritional status in India over the last decade has been slow. Suboptimal infant and young child feeding practices in particular continue to be a serious challenge to reducing malnutrition among children. High rates of maternal undernutrition measured by low body mass index and anaemia adversely affect the health and survival of mothers and newborns. Further, chronic malnutrition in early years of life is responsible for widespread stunting and adverse health and social consequences throughout the lifespan. Community based approaches have been the mainstay of interventions to address the problem of maternal and child malnutrition in developing societies. Community based care delivered through health care workers like anganwadi workers, (AWW), auxillary nurse midwives (ANM) and accredited social health activists (ASHA), can have a vital impact on maternal and child health and nutritional status. However, there is an urgent need to facilitate proper training and handholding of frontline workers, their supervisors and their managers to empower them with knowledge, appropriate skills and motivation to serve the community. In pursuance to national policy for children in India, ICDS (Integrated Child Development Services) under the Ministry of Women and Child Development was launched in 1975. With its workforce of anganwadi workers (AWW), ICDS is a comprehensive scheme of Government of India and aims at enhancing survival and development of children. In spite of a well conceptualized program, systematic weaknesses, logistical gaps, resource scarcity, and poor utilization continue to hamper progress and affect the outcome of the program.
This eCourse aims to update current knowledge, strengthen the technical capacity on reproductive and child health nutrition and enhance the managerial skills of the service providers and officials working under the ICDS program.
Admissions open for July 2021 batch
Last date for submission of online application is 20th June 2021 .
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PHFI has successfully conducted a nine-month duration on-campus Post Graduate Diploma in Health Economics, Health care Financing and Health Policy (PGDHEP) program for seven years. The same program was transformed to eLearning platform in 2017 to expand the outreach and provide learning opportunities to working professionals. This eLearning program envisioned by PHFI is particularly suited for healthcare professionals already working with health system and engaged in delivery of health services but have limited access to higher education because of personal or professional reasons. The course is the first of its kind in India premised on the belief that enhanced understanding and knowledge of health economics and its approaches and techniques, health systems research and health policy analysis is pivotal for efficient and effective utilization of resources.
Health promotion is an intriguing field of public health and its gaining popularity steadily. This is the 8th year of this ePost Graduate Course and we've found that this course attracts a special kind of people.This course is meant for the individuals who have passion to help human kind, who want to make a difference to society and would like to add value to their resume and explore career opportunities in the field of public health. We have more than 200 alumni's in our kitty and its growing day by day. So Roll and Enroll.
Reproductive and Child Health (RCH) remains a major thrust of National Health Mission of India. RCH programs are also increasing in their complexity due to increased basket of services and increasing resources. There is therefore a growing need for Program managers at state and district Program Management Units to have the requisite knowledge and skills to effectively manage the RCH programs. This program aims to develop an in-depth understanding of technical and programmatic issues related to reproductive and child health programs. It also intends to strengthen the capacity to plan, manage and monitor RCH programs at the state and district level.