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National Institute of Health And Family Welfare

Region: New Delhi Country: India

The National Institute of Health and Family Welfare (NIHFW), was established on 9th March, 1977 by the merger of two national level institutions, viz. the National Institute of Health Administration and Education (NIHAE) and the National Institute of Family Planning (NIFP). The NIHFW, an autonomous organization, under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, acts as an apex technical institute as well as a think tank for the promotion of health and family welfare programmes in the country.

The Institute addresses a wide range of issues on health and family welfare from a variety of perspectives through the departments of Communication, Community Health Administration, Education and Training, Epidemiology, Management Sciences, Medical Care and Hospital Administration, Population Genetics and Human Development, Planning and Evaluation, Reproductive Bio-Medicine, Statistics and Demography and Social Sciences.

Values and Priority Areas


  • Excellence
  • Equity
  • Convergence
  • Market Orientation
  • Sustainability
  • Health & related Policies
  • Public Health Management
  • Health Sector Reforms
  • Health Economics & Financing
  • Population Optimisation
  • Reproductive Health
  • Hospital Management
  • Communication for Health
  • Training Technology in Health
  • Rural Health (Theme 2005: National Rural Health Mission)
  • Health of Urban Slum Dwellers
  • Tribal Health
  • Decentralisation
  • Inter& Intersectoral Coordination
  • Community Ownership
  • NGOs
  • Public-Private Partnership
  • Human Resources for Health
  • Financial Management
  • Social /Community Health Insurance
  • Care of Elderly
  • Gender Sensitivity & Care of Girl Child
  • Adolescent Health
  • Emergency Contraception
  • Population Education
  • Medical Ethics
  • Health Legislations
  • Medical Waste Management
  • HMIS
  • Health Informatics
  • Quality in Health Care
  • Replicating Best Practices

Computer Centre
NIHFW has a Computer Centre with facilities for data analysis, programming and Computer Assisted Learning (CAL). The Institute has established Campus Wide Area Network and computerised different units in the Institute. Four powerful servers are hosted in the computer centre, connecting 250 PCs in the campus. Internet connectivity is also provided to Faculty, Research and Administrative staff through 2 MBPS MTNL leased line. The functioning of academic cell, administration, finance, hospital, hostel, library, stores, etc. is fully computerised under the initiatives taken by the Computer Centre.

The office automation and e-governance software are widely used in the Institute. The Computer Centre has a well-equipped computer lab for teaching/training purpose. Computer training is provided to staff, MD/DHA students and participants of various courses. Computer Centre also organises Short Course on Epidemiological and Biomedical Data Analysis, using Statistical Software. The Centre is also organising training programmes such as Computer Applications in Health and Family Welfare Management. The Centre is working on web-based training programmes.

NDC has special collection of the following:

  • WHO publications
  • UN publications
  • NIHFW publications
  • Census publications
  • National Family Health Survey Publications
  • RCH-RHS Publications
  • Back volumes of periodicals

Press and Reprography Unit
The research, training, consultancy, administrative and documentation activities of the Institute were supported by the Reprography activities of the Institute were supported by the Reprography Unit of the institute. The background documents (modules and blocks) for the Post-Graduate Certificate Course in Health and Family Welfare Management and Hospital Management through Distance Learning were reproduced as per requirement. The background and introductory documents for various training courses, survey schedules, and other forms for administrative purpose were also reproduced.

Hostel Facilities & Guesthouse
The Institute has boarding and lodging facilities and can accommodate more than 100 persons at a time. Administrative functions of the hostel is fully computerised. Hostel is also connected with the campus wide computer network.

National Institute of Health And Family Welfare Degree Programs :


  • Master Degree
  • MD - Community Health Administration
  • Diploma Programmes
  • Diploma in Health Administration
  • Doctorate/PhD
  • PhD. Programme

Public Health

  • Master Degree

Contact Details

Address: National Institute of Health and Family Wefare, Baba Gang Nath Marg, Munirka, New Delhi-110067.


91 112616 5959, 91-112616 6441

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