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Capacity Building

CHSJ believes that Capacity Building is a core strategy while working towards evidence based policy change. It is our endeavour to develop leadership and operationalise capacities for improved design, delivery and monitoring of quality, accessible health care services. CHSJ has been conducting capacity building exercises with health related policy makers, public health managers, healthcare providers, other professionals who are involved in public health related research, training or advocacy.

We also believe that for practical application and sustainable results it is important that the trainings are rooted in the local surroundings and designed with scope for practical exercises and exposures. CHSJ conducted the following capacity building programmes in the last two years.

Rapid Assessment of Health Programmes (2010-11)

CHSJ with support from UNFPA and in collaboration with the SRM University, Chennai conducted a Capacity Building programme aiming to build capacity in the civil society sector (NGOs) in India so that they are better equipped to conduct rapid assessment of the implementation of different components of NRHM in different parts of the country(RAHP II). A total of 15 civil society organisations (NGOs) from different states were selected on basis of their interest and some experience in public health issues and capacity to undertake the documentation. Two researchers from each organisation were given training in Rapid assessment methodology in two residential Programmes organized at Chennai and New Delhi.

Leadership Development Programme (2009-2010)

CHSJ conducted a leadership development programme in collaboration with School of Public Health of University of Washington a leading public health school of USA, and National Institute of Health and Family Welfare(NIHFW) to strengthen the leadership role both within civil society and within the NRHM implementation mechanism to strengthen its implementation.

Rapid Assessment of Health Programmes (2009-10)

CHSJ is conducting a year long training programme to build capacities of civil society organisations in doing rapid assessment of health programmes. This is a two part training module which also includes the participating teams to undertake a research project.

Capacity Building on Advocacy (2008-2009)

CHSJ also conducts trainings on advocacy. In order to strengthen advocacy action for realization of sexual and reproductive rights CHSJ organised a 8 day training on Advocacy for Reproductive and Sexual health Rights in collaboration with University of Washington, US and SAHAYOG India. The training was attended by range of participants from government and donor organizations to those working at the grass root levels. 

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