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State Institute of Health & Family Welfare (SIHFW), Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow is an apex institute of State for Research and Training in the area of Medical, Health and Family Welfare. The Institute was previously known as Population Centre and was established in the year 1973 - 74 under India Population Project - 1 with objectives to conduct evaluation studies, base line and end line surveys, to develop MIES for project districts and to plan and implement operation research (OR) projects. In the year 1980 - 81 under IPP–2, Management Training Cell was added to the Population Centre with additional responsibility of organizing Management Development Training Programme for Deputy Chief Medical Officers and Senior Medical Officers. During the year 1990 - 91, IPP - 6 was implemented in the state with a major emphasis on training component. In IPP-6 Population Centre including Management Training Cell, was upgraded and renamed as State Institute of Health and Family Welfare, U.P.. At present the Institute along with several types of training programmes for different levels of personnel working in the Health and Family Welfare Department, is also conducting research and evaluation studies. Of late the Institute has also been providing technical support to some private sector organizations and Non Government Organizations, working in the area of Health & Family Welfare.

The Institute has its own campus which is located at Indira Nagar. It has an Administrative Block, Training Block, 2 Hostels, 1 Guest House and Library Building in addition to Residential area for its employees. SIHFW has one Conference Hall (having capacity of 100 people), one Seminar Room, and two Lecture Rooms (with a capacity of 40 participants each). The Institute has its own mess facility along with the hostel facility. At a time the hostels can accommodate about 85 participants.

The Institute has a recreation hall along with the facilities like Television, Table Tennis, Badminton, Chess, Carom Board etc. for the participants. The SIHFW has its own library, with more than seven thousand books and periodicals. There is a photography unit which helps in documentation of various activities. All these facilities provide a congenial atmosphere for the training.

To accomplish the work of the Institute there is sanctioned strength of 97 employees out of which only 72 posts are in position at present.

The institute provides technical support to a vast training infrastructure in the state i.e. 1 tutor training center, 4 Health supervisors training centers, 11 Divisional Health and Family Welfare Training Centers and 70 district level training centers (ANM Training Centre/ District Periphery Team). List of the Training Centers in the state is enclosed.

Year of Establishment: 1973

1. Was the establishment part of implementing any project (Specify) : IPP-I, IPP-II & IPP-VI.

2. Physical Location: Indira Nagar, Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh)

3. Nature of Institute: Integral part of Govt. of .Uttar Pradesh Department of Health & Family Welfare,

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