About Swach

Survival for Women and Children Foundation (SWACH) is based in Sector – 16, Panchkula, Haryana. It is only 2 kms from Chandigarh Railway Station and 7 kms from Interstate Bus Terminus, Chandigarh, the Capital of both Punjab and Haryna. SWACH was established on 6th October, 1988 and was registered under Societies Registration Act. Eminent personalities in the field of Health like Dr. Vijay Kumar, Dr. Kusum Shah and Dr. Santosh Bhargava, were its founding members. SWACH has made substantial contributions from its inception by working closely with NGOs in several states in India, with Ministry of Health and international organizations in the field of maternal and child health and family planning and continue to contribute to the advancement of its mission and goals.

From its premises it works actively in the states of Haryana, UT (Chandigarh), Himachal Pradesh, Punjab and Bihar. It has extended services on a case by case basis to other states in the country.


It has its own building in a campus of 1.8 acres land in Sector 16 Panchkula, Haryana. The building is self contained for training. It has computer facilities, well equipped conference hall with AV aids, a library and vehicles for field activities. Another building is also functional which is used as a residential training and resource center.

It has 8 multi disciplinary full time staff qualified in public health, medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, population studies, sociology, psychology, management and information technology. SWACH works closely with about 500 village based health volunteers (TBAs, Mahila Swasthya Sangh members, village Panchayat members, School teachers etc.)and scores of health workers, ICDS workers and staff from other departments on an on going basis. The main thrust is to strengthen community based health care to improve reproductive health and child health.

SWACH has developed standardized evidence based training packages for community based workers like ANMs, Anganwadi Workers, Dais, member of Mahila Swasthya Sangh etc which are mostly illustrative. Predominant use of interactive training methods like drills, demonstrations, role plays, problem solving, case studies and learning by doing are strengths of training courses organized by SWACH. Emphasis is given on individual learning by providing proper feedback and solving the problems. Since onetime training is not sufficient to achieve optimum results, follow up after training and ongoing supportive supervision is carried out. Ongoing training has been organized in the field area for the Dais, AWWs and follows up after training on IMCI.


Contact Information

Address : sector 16 panchkula Haryana  India


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