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PGI meet stresses better planning of RCH activities

The objective of this workshop is to improve the knowledge and skills of district-level managers for planning and implementation of reproductive and child health under the National Rural Health Mission.

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: September 25, 2012 1:18:39 am

The objective of this workshop is to improve the knowledge and skills of district-level managers for planning and implementation of reproductive and child health under the National Rural Health Mission

Dr Rajesh Kumar,Prof and head of School of Public Health,PGIMER,on Monday stressed better planning of RCH (reproductive and child health) activities to improve maternal and child health.

He was speaking after inaugurating a national capacity development workshop for district-level managers on RCH planning. The workshop,which is being organised by School of Public Health,PGIMER,in collaboration with UNICEF and WHO,New Delhi,will continue till October 2 and will be attended by around 20 participants from Chhattisgarh,Odisha and West Bengal.

The objective of this workshop is to improve the knowledge and skills of district-level managers for planning and implementation of reproductive and child health under the National Rural Health Mission in order to achieve universal coverage of effective RCH interventions,so that interventions could reach the marginalised population as well.

The focus of RCH programme under the NRHM is on maternal health,child health,adolescent health,family planning and reproductive and sexually transmitted infections. This programme is implemented at district level in all states of India,so as to achieve the goal of reducing the maternal mortality ratio from 212 to 100 per 1 lakh live births and infant mortality rate from 47 to 30 per 1,000 live births.

The workshop will address major causes of maternal and child mortality and how these can be tackled by the effective implementation of interventions like institutional delivery,Janani Suraksha Yojna,oral rehydrating solution with zinc supplementation for a child with diarrhoea and immunisation.

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