Community Lay-Leaders' Health Training Certificate Course


The objective of the course is to equip Christian NGO workers serving in rural India with basic primary health care knowledge and skills so that they will be able to extend holistic care to their own families and the communities they serve.


Committed Missionaries, Pastors, Evangelists and Christian NGO workers based in remote areas with a minimum education of 12th Standard pass.

Course Description

A 1-year course in primary health care with a focus on disease prevention, health education, managing minor health problems and appropriate referrals. The course is offered in regional languages and includes three face-to-face 'Contact Programs' facilitated by master trainers.

Study Materials

Six volumes with over 60 problem-based interactive modules and health education material available in English, Hindi, Tamil and Oriya.

Contact Program

  • Residential classes for hands-on training
  • Total of 60 days (3 sessions of 20 days each)
  • Conducted in 23 partner Mission Hospitals across India and Nepal
  • Training in Health Education using skits, flash cards, puppets, songs and stories
  • Simple clinical skills training
  • Training to identify illness through role plays
  • Times of fellowship, sharing and prayer


To train 10,000 Christian NGO workers, who in turn will help 10 villages each and thereby bring holistic healing to 1,00,000 remote villages in our country.

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Contact Us

Dept. of Distance Education
Christian Medical College

1st Floor, CSI Center
3/1 Arni Road
Vellore – 632001, Tamil Nadu, India

+91 416-2285601
+91 9790266688

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