NARCHI is an
NGO registered in India. Members are respected professionals, primarily Post
Graduate Doctors, both practicing and teaching.
It was founded
in 1975 with 30 branches all over India by Late Dr. C. S Dawn.
It is a
registered society and membership is offered to post graduate professionals.
wing of NARCHI, Dr CS Dawn Indian College of Maternal and Child Health (ICMCH)
is affiliated to International Association for Maternal and Neonatal Health (IAMANEH)
which partners WHO in Reproductive Child Heath and Maternal Child Care
education, training and evaluation.http://www.iamaneh.net
. ICMCH has started residence training since 1991 is 205 Obstetrics and Gynae
and 75 Child Health centers in India.
The goal of
NARCHI-ICMCH ( Indian College of Maternal and Child Health) is to stabilise
the Indian population within the next two decades through one-two child family
norm by RCH care. The components of this are:
People's Educational and Service Programme :
1. Promotion of CME
2. Promotion of Family Planning and Sterilization Programmes
3. Promotion of Breast feeding by WHO norms and Infant Immunization
4. Promotion of Zero Maternal Death practices
NARCHI-ICMCH runs three-Dawn Rule of Ten Calendar Education Programme in Indian
Languages. They are -
1. Healthy Life Style
2. Adolescent Health Care
3. Mass RCH for Mother and Baby Care
NARCHI-ICMCH standardizes practice on RCH by the following -
1. Infant immunization
2. Contraceptive Care
3. Regular Rule Of Ten Calendar Education Programme
4. Rural Camp Programme is provided by urban ICMCH training center.
NARCHI partners Ministry of
Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, in programmes promoting RCH
and MCC in India. It is currently engaged in providing training for Skilled
Birth Attendents through 31 of its Training centres, throughout India in
collaboration with the MOH & FW, WHO and FOGSI.
NARCHI partners National
Institute of Health and Family Welfare (NIHFW ) in its PHERC ( Public Health
Education Research Consortium Programme)
NARCHI partners with National
Institute for Research in Reproductive Health ( NIRRH )
organizes research workshops in Human Reproduction particularly in Rural
spacing contraceptive development and its acceptance by people.
year NARCHI organizes Annual Conference and World Congress on Reproductive
Child Health and Maternal Child Care.