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Started functioning as a State Institute of Health and Family Welfare (SIHFW) in the premises of Regional Training Centre (RTC), DM&HS Campus, Koti, Hyderabad and conducted 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 Vengal Rao Nagar, Hyderabad. Organized a number of training programs covering health, medical and allied professionals. Developed a number of training modules for District level health officials, PHC Medical Officers and paramedics.

Selected as a Collaborating Training Institute (CTI) by World Health Organization (WHO) in the domain of Reproductive Health. Chosen as an institutional partner in the USAID supported National Family Health Survey (NFHS-2). IIHFW not only trains personnel from the Department of Health, Medical and Family Welfare, GoAP but also personnel from other government departments in the State. The Institute has been a major contributor towards the formulation of India’s first-ever State Population Policy published by GoAP.

Identified as a Collaborating Training Institute (CTI) under Reproductive and Child Health (RCH) program. IIHFW in collaboration with International Institute for Population Studies (IIPS) conducted an important national seminar on fertility trends. It also contributed to bringing about awareness generation through a series of training programs related to RCH.


  • Contributed to the successful implementation of Andhra Pradesh Economic Restructuring Project (APERP) through a series of training programs for PHC Medical Officers (MOs).
  • 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.

Started focusing on capacity building in the field of Human Resource Development (HRD) by diversifying its training portfolio encompassing specialized management and communication courses, Training of Trainers (TOT) courses, orientation courses, refresher courses and sensitization workshops.

IIHFW faculties were sponsored by European Commission’s Sector Investment Program (ECSIP) to undergo a short-term Faculty Development Program (FDP) at the prestigious London School of Economics (LSE) and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSH and TM) United Kingdom.

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 Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education (APSCHE) and launched a one-year graduate program -Bachelor of Health Education (BHE) program affiliated to Osmania University, Hyderabad. The objective of the course is to generate a pool of competent and committed health educators.

During the same year, IIHFW faculty initiated supervision, monitoring and evaluation of training programs conducted at Regional (RTCs) and District level (DTCs). They were actively involved in NRHM dissemination exercise covering all the 23 Districts in the State.

Revived and launched a three-week Induction Training for PHC Medical Officers after more than a decade. A total of 929 Medical Officers were trained at IIHFW and the Regional Training Centers located at Hyderabad, Visakhapatnam, Kurnool and Guntur. Conducted a Training Needs Assessment Study, first of its kind for the functionaries working in the Department of Health and Family Welfare. Sensitized District Appropriate Authorities and health personnel from all 23 Districts on Pre-conceptual and Pre-natal Diagnostic Techniques Act, 1994. Took up Integrated Management of Neonatal and Childhood Illnesses training in collaboration with UNICEF and CFW at the State and Regional level.