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,
Mac Aurthur Foundation,
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.
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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.
Areas of Focus & Operations
Area of focus: 0-3 yr children
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.
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.
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