Population Welfare Training Institute
Non-clinical Training, imparted through the Population Welfare Training Institute, is one of the important components of the Population Welfare Programme. The Lahore based Population Welfare Training Institute, one of the two training institutes of the kind in Pakistan, was established in its present form in 1978 with the broad objectives of providing non-clinical training focusing on skill development of program personnel in management of programme activities and sensitization of population issues to community based groups. The PWTI was federally controlled and catered to the training requirements of the provinces of Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, AJK and FATA. It supplements and supports the trainings of the Regional Training Institutes providing clinical training. In the light of the 18th constitutional amendment, the Ministry of Population Welfare was devolved to the provinces and resultantly the PWTI Lahore was transferred to Punjab in December 2010.
The PWTI provides training to the Programme Functionaries, employees of other Nation Building Departments, Community Based Groups, NGOs and Target Group Institutions (TGIs), etc. At the same time Master Trainers are developed to carry out training at local levels.
Step Down Training of non-programme personnel is arranged at District and Tehsil level. Post training the District Population Welfare Officers maintain a liaison with the trainees to fulfill their needs of further information, IEC material and refreshers.
The main contents covered during training sessions are:
- Orientation of the Programme and Policy
- Financial and Office Management
- Community Mobilization
- Communication Skills
- IEC Material Production
- Presentation Skills
- Leadership Skills
- Reproductive Health Issues
- Motivation and Counselling
- Supervision and Monitoring
- Maintenance of Records and Reports
- Registration of eligible couples
- Contraceptive Logistic System
- Islam and Family Planning