Training of Trainers for managing neonatal and child illness (IMNCI) started on 14th September. The course continues till the 21st. The trainers are Debashis Das, Moushumi Basu, Tapas Sarkar and 3 doctors from Uttar Dinajpur. This is skill based training. There are hospital clinics, community visits and home visits. Videos, role plays and modular teaching methods are also used. Over 3000 Anganwadi (creche) and health Workers will be trained over the next few years in Uttar Dinajpur. Training will begin in October in Goalpokhar II block (Chakulia), which neighbours Kishanganj. Thanks to Dr SS Sahoo (CMOH), Swapan Ghosh (DPO) and others for making this possible. UNICEF and the State Government are providing technical assistance.