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Ensuring Community-Based Care of Infants in Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh is making great strides in ensuring the well-being of its citizens, particularly its youngest members. As part of the state's ‘Atmanirbhar’ (Independent) Madhya Pradesh initiative, the Home Based Care for Young Child (HBYC) program is being scaled up across all 52 districts. Under this program, National Health Mission Government of Madhya Pradesh intends to complete training of community health worker (ASHA) by the end of 2023.

Towards this, National Health Mission, Government of Madhya Pradesh with technical support from NIPI, conducted a state level Training of Trainers (ToT) at Regional Health & Family Welfare Training Centre (RHFWTC) Gwalior, from 14th to 17th Jan 2023.

A batch of 28 trainers, including 4 ASHA Supervisors and 24 District Trainers from 15 districts were trained. The training sessions were facilitated by three state trainers. NIPI team also supported a concurrent assessment of the training to identify gaps and provided timely & valuable insights on the HBYC module and incorporate innovative teaching techniques. Post training an assessment of the participants was conducted which revealed that all the participants were found to have well informed and equipped with necessary skills & knowledge to train ASHAs in their respective districts.

NIPI team also assessed quality of one of the ASHA trainings conducted at Hoshangabad district, in order to ensure the quality of trainings provided to ASHAs by an empanelled Non-Governmental Organization (NGO).