Life Cycle Divisions

To fulfil its mission CINI works through four divisions: Child Health and Development, Women's Health, Adolescent Health and Monitoring, Evaluation and Research.

1. Monitoring, Evaluation and Research Division

Based on the Life Cycle Approach, the Monitoring, Evaluation and Research Division centralize the learning process in the other 3 operational divisions: the Child Health and Development Division, the Women Health Division and the Adolescent Resource Centre.

It undertakes baseline surveys, data analysis and interpretation, on the basis of which ongoing projects are reviewed and adapted. It also carries out research and pilot studies as required.

CINI conducts research independently as well as in collaboration with premier institutions like Indian Council of Medical Research, National Institute of Nutrition, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, and Nutrition Foundation of India.

Some agencies like: DFID, Rockfeller Foundation, UNICEF, Mac Aurthur Foundation,
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (GOI) provided support for the research Activities.

A decentralized system of monitoring has been implemented to share the findings at the field level to help in planning strategy for effective implementation of community based intervention programmes.

Download the PDF version of the research done by the Monitoring, Evaluation & Research division on Women's Health, Child's Health & Adolescent Health. Two decades of researches at CINI


2. Child Health and Development Division

Child Health and Development Division is primarily involved in implementing child health and nutrition related projects for children below three years within the Life Cycle Approach strategy.


The objective is to develop and test community focussed strategy. We do it through convergence for mainstreaming intervention models of child health and development.


The division is currently handling 3 projects.
Based on life cycle intervention models, the division is working through convergence of government organisations and non-government organisations (GO-NGO) both at micro and macro level. The division also develops, tests and supports programmes at Panchayat, block and district levels.

Areas of Focus & Operations

Area of focus: 0-3 yr children
Area of operations: South 24 Parganas (Bishnupur I & Falta) Murshidabad


3. Women Health Division

Women Health Division matches its Activities to the mission of CINI by ensuring and providing sustainable health and nutrition development of women and children in need. A gamut of women's health specific programs are addressed to promote better reproductive and sexual health.


CINI Women Health Division is primarily involved in planning and subsequent implementation of women's health specific programmes. The division undertakes community based intervention programmes through micro-level approach which encompasses a gamut of components ranging from ensuring safe motherhood, child survival and growth to increasing male participation in women's reproductive health, and adolescent health issues. It also engages in advocacy at various levels of policy making.


Following are the core programme Activities as part of the holistic approach of life cycle based micro-level intervention.

  • Increasing gender sensitization of men through the component of peer educator based male involvement strategy
  • Reproductive Health Clinic Activities, which caters to women of the project areas with complaints of gynecological morbidities and also has provision for early detection of cancer and subsequent follow-ups of all cases. This is being done in collaboration with the Department of Biochemistry, Indian Statistical Institute.
  • Coordinates skill building training programme for the Traditional Birth Attendants and Training of Trainers (TOT) of other non-governmental organizations.
  • Implements projects on HIV/AIDS for commercial sex workers.


4. Adolescent Resource Centre

Adolescent Health Division seeks to contribute meaningfully and effectively towards improving adolescent and youth (10 to 24 years) status.

The Adolescent Resource Centre is involved in research, documentation, training and technical capacity building, contributing towards the development of policies and programs through policy analysis, advocacy and information dissemination.

The division aims to promote and protect the reproductive and sexual health and rights of young people, both married and unmarried, in the age group of 10-24 years. To achieve this objective AHD works along with other divisions within CINI and other government and non-government organizations.


CINI ARC runs a tele-service for young people (10-14 years) in need of counselling or information on: Sex and Sexuality Reproductive Health Emotional Problems Career Guidance Teen line aims to develop a referral network among counselling services available in Kolkata.

Presentation of the adolescent ressource center

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