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August 1992 – March 2002

  • Started functioning as a State Institute of Health and Family Welfare (SIHFW) in the premises of regional health and family welfare training centre (RHFWTC), DM&HS campus, Koti, Hyderabad and launched its training portfolio through a series of management training programs.
  • SIHFW, re-christened as Indian Institute of Health and Family Welfare (IIHFW) and shifted to its own campus located at Vengalrao Nagar, Hyderabad.
  • Designated as a regional training centre, catering to Andhra Pradesh, Orissa, Karnataka and Maharashtra, by National Institute of Health and Family Welfare (NIFHW), New Delhi.
  • Selected as a collaborating training institute (CTI) by World Health Organization (WHO) in the domain of reproductive health.
  • Designated as a south-east Asia regional training centre in collaboration with Mahidol University, Bangkok by union ministry of health and family welfare, New Delhi.
  • Chosen as an institutional partner in the USAID supported national family health survey (NFHS-2).
  • The institute has been a major contributor towards the formulation of India’s first-ever state population policy published by the state government.
  • Broadened its applied research portfolio by undertaking a baseline survey, an operations research survey, a situational analysis and strategic interventions study.
  • Launched its website - www.iihfw.org.
  • Had the privilege of joining the national consortium of training institutions in community health, establishing its status as a national-level health and family welfare training institute.
  • August 1992 – March 2002

  • IIHFW faculty members were sponsored by European Commission as part of its sector investment program (ECSIP) to undergo a short-term faculty development program (FDP) at the prestigious London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in United Kingdom (UK).
  • Launched a 10-week professional development course (PDC) as a collaborating training institute (CTI) of the National Institute of Health and Family Welfare (NIHFW), New Delhi.
  • Ventured into the field of health education by securing approval from State Council of Higher Education and launched a one-year graduate program - Bachelor of Health Education (BHE) program affiliated to Osmania University, Hyderabad.
  • IIHFW became an institutional mentor of regional health and family welfare training centres (RHFWTCs) and district training teams (DTTs). The IIHFW faculty initiated supervision, monitoring and evaluation of training programs conducted at both regional and district levels.
  • IIHFW initiated release of training budgets in order to facilitate district-level training rollout in the entire state.
  • Conducted a ‘training needs assessment’ study, first of its kind, for the functionaries working in the state department of health, medical and family welfare.
  • IIHFW became an apex national rural health mission (NRHM) training centre in the state in the aftermath of launch of NRHM by government of India.
  • Identified as a mandatory observational tour site in the curriculum of BSc and MSc nursing degree programs by state nursing council.
  • April 2012 onwards……

  • IIHFW became an apex national urban health mission (NUHM) training centre in the state due to launch of NUHM by government of India.
  • Adoption of centre for advanced midwifery training (CAMT) by IIHFW in order to impart skill-based, hands-on clinical training to nursing practitioners.
  • Thanks to adoption of CAMT, IIHFW is selected as an institutional resource centre in order to prepare courseware and exam question bank of a two-year ANM program.
  • Entered the realm of public health informatics by launching customised training programs in maternal death review software, infant death review software, ANMOL, PCPNDTA software, HMIS, TMIS, mother and child tracking software (MCTS), RCH-II portal, etc.
  • Set up of an UNICEF, Hyderabad sponsored Telangana technical state unit (TSU) as an integral part and parcel of IIHFW in order to provide technical support and monitoring and evaluation services towards enhancement of maternal health capacity building and services in Telangana.
  • Hosting of Tata Trusts-Telangana in its main building on the third floor in order to run a specialised public health digital nerve centre.
  • Joined the “Skill India” initiative of the government of India by participating as an institutional partner in a national skill-based training program for first responders launched by the union ministry of health and family welfare.