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This File was last Updated/Modified: November 03 2014 16:55:11.Working Group for the formulation of Tenth Five Year Plan (2002-2007).

Health Education and IEC

Dated 2nd January 2001


Dr. N.H. Antia The Foundation for Research in Community Health 84-A.R.G. Thadani Marg, Worli, Mumbai 400018 Chairperson
Jt. Secretary, Department of Health, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Nirman Bhavan, New Delhi – 11. Member
Jt Secretary, Department of Family Welfare, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Nirman Bhavan, New Delhi – 11. Member
Jt. Secretary, Department of Women and Child Development, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Shastri Bhavan, New Delhi – 1. Member
Director General Directorate General of Health Services, Nirman Bhavan, New Delhi – 110011. Member
Joint Secretary Dept. of Education (Dealing with Primary Education) Member
Joint Secretary Rural Development (Dealing with PRI) Member
Representative Health Division, Planning Commission New Delhi Member
Director Sewadham Trust, Pune Member
Executive Director, Voluntary Health Association of India, Tong Swasthya Bhavan, 40 - Institutional Area, South of DT, Near Qutab Hotel, New Delhi –110016. Member
Director CAPART Ministry of Rural Development India Habitat Centre Lodi Road New Delhi
Representative of ADITI NGO in Bihar
Director Central Health Education Bureau, Kotla Road, Temple Lane, New Delhi -110 002 Member- Secretary

(* - In case Members cannot attend for unavoidable reasons, they may depute their Nominee)

Terms of reference :

  1. To assess current status of Health Education and EC activities for health promotion, disease prevention, prevention of environmental deterioration and effective utilization of available health care facilities and health and family welfare programmes with focus on sustainability, overlapping and duplication of efforts.
  2. To identify problems and suggest mid-course corrections for on-going programmes and suggestions for dovetailing of health education in various disease control programmes.
  3. To suggest major objectives, thrust areas, strategies and initiatives proposed for health education/IEC during the 10lh Plan including preparation of adequate health education material.
  4. To assess methods of optimally utilization of available infrastructure for health education, restructuring and redeployment if any required during the 10' Plan and suggest mechanism for involving civil society and methods for reaching the unreached.
  5. To recommend innovative ideas of considering health education from the perspective of education and development research studies required during the 10th Plan to evolve more effective/economical methods of achieving/improving inter-sectoral coordination and community participation, convergence and integration of IEC programmes in related sectors and methods to reach the unreached.
  6. To suggest monitoring and evaluation mechanism for assessing the relative merits of various strategies.

The Chairman may form sub-groups and co-opt official or non-official members as needed.

The TA/DA of non-official members of the Committee will be paid as admissible under Govt. rules by the Department of Health, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. The TA/DA of the official members would be paid by the respective Govt. Departments/Institutions to which they belong.

The Working Group may submit its report by 31st March, 2001.