Health and Development Trainers’ Programme (CHDTP)


Community Health and Development Trainers’ Programme (CHDTP)


India as signatory to the Alma Ata Declaration of ‘Health for All by 2000 AD’, had minimal services for preventive health in rural areas. INSA-India was established to train the trainers to develop a cadre of village health workers and creatively link health and development for enabling ‘health for all’ using the primary health care principles and approaches.

  • The 10-week trainers’ programme used Paulo Freire methodology to reflect.
  • On root causes of ill health and poor development.
  • Strengthens participants’ understanding of all the PHC principles and components.
  • Practically link resources for health and development and build leadership skills.
  • All participants of the programme are offered handholding and mentoring through structured follow-up visits and workshops.

Similar courses are offered on request.

Same course at present is redesigned:

  • One week of intense in-house training program
  • One week of follow-up visit from INSA-India at the workplace of the participant with his/her team-members.
  • One week of follow-up workshop at the end of 11-12 months for successful completion and certification.