Dr. Pragati Khalatkar


Dr. Deepti Kiratkar
  • 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.
  • The academic 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. . 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 )
  • NARCHI organizes research workshops in Human Reproduction particularly in Rural India.
  • NARCHI promotes spacing contraceptive development and its acceptance by people.
  • Every alternate year NARCHI organizes Annual Conference and World Congress on Reproductive Child Health and Maternal Child Care.