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IHS Mission & Goals:  
Groom Skills,
Gather Evidence and
Generate Knowledge for people's health.

To Improve the Efficacy,
Quality & Equity
of Health Systems.



Health System Research


Institute has successfully conducted different training programmes in the field of Health System Research. The training programmes are

Managing Primary Health Care in Remote Areas (MPHCR)

A two week training program by Institute of Health Systems. The objectives of the course was to develop Techno-managerial skills of PHC Medical Officers and other staff working in Tribal Areas, Project Areas and other Remote Areas.

Course Coverage
  • Organisation of Government Health Services in Tribal Areas.
  • Setting Priorities for Action
  • Monitoring and Evaluation of PHC Health Services.
  • Community Participation
  • Nature of Organisation and Leadership Styles
  • Personnel Management
  • Accounting and Financial Management
  • Patient Referral.
  • Medicolegal Services by PHC in Remote Areas.
  • Program specific Techno-Managerial Issues.
  • Tapping and Channelling Global Resources for Local Health.

The course is designed to impart down to earth managerial and technical skills. Hence every topic of coverage consists of a theory part followed by laboratory or practical work. About 30% of learning sessions are devoted to practicals and another 5-7% are devoted to discussion. Mid term and final examination are conducted.

Course Structure

The two weeks CME program was structured around multimedia presentations by the Faculty and Guest lecturers, Group discussions, Own Time assignemnts and Group Presentations by the participants.

We have conducted Ten MPHCR programs till date.
Who is eligible
  • Medical Officers working in Tribal Areas.
  • ITDA/ District Health Officials managing Health Services Interface
  • Public Health Nurses/PHC Extension Officers in Tribal Areas.
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