15 June, 2024

Regional Centre


Certificate in Maternal and Child Health Care (CMCHC)

Minimum Duration: 6 Months
Maximum Duration: 2 Years
Minimum Age: No bar
Maximum Age: No bar


Nursing Professionals (RNRM) with Diploma in General Nursing and Midwifery (GNM) and above
Auxilary Nurse Midwife (ANM)/Female Health Worker(FHW)/Health Supervisor (HS)/Lady Health Visitor(LHV)/Public Health Nurse(PHN)

Mothers and Children comprise vulnerable group and need special care. The Maternal mortality rate continues to be very high despite the improvement in maternal and child health care service. In the context of rapid advances in health care, health professionals at all levels of care need to update their knowledge and skills in providing health care in general and mother and child in particular.

National Health Policy and Programmes focus on the need for continuing education of nursing personnel to provide quality maternal and child health care. Rural Health Mission (2005) also focuses on training and retraining of health professionals.

There is no systematic training programme for nursing personnel in maternal and child health care to meet requirement of continuing education and updating the knowledge and skills. Therefore, distance education offers a great opportunity for meeting this challenge.


  • Update the knowledge and skills of health care providers in reproductive and child health.
  • Enable the health care providers to render effective health care to mother & child.

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