International Society of Hypertension

India launches Cycle II of Certificate Course in Management of Hypertension

The second Cycle of the successful 'Certificate Course in Management of Hypertension' programme was launched on 22nd October. It will take place from October 2017 to July 2018 in 36 cities across India.

Certificate Course in Management of Hypertension, Cycle-II

Certificate Course in Management of Hypertension (CCMH) is a joint certification program designed, implemented and delivered by Public Health Foundation of India in collaboration with academic partners Center for Chronic Disease Control (CCDC), International Society of Hypertension (ISH) and the British and Irish Hypertension Society (BIHS). The educational grant has been provided by Sun Pharma Laboratories Limited. The total duration of the course is ten (10) months (Oct 2017 – Jul 2018), with a once-a-month contact session, which will be conducted on designated weekends at 41 Regional Centres across 36 cities, 17 states and 1 Union Territory in India.


The CCMH Secretariat has also launched a dedicated App for this program with various salient features like interactive chat platforms, scheduling of sessions and accessibility to study material and many more for its stakeholders.

Adoption and Global Expansion of the program

The successful implementation of the program prompted the State Governments of Madhya Pradesh and Meghalaya in India to adopt the program for the capacity building of its medical officers under the National Health Mission and DoNER. Many more state governments are in the process of taking up the program under their respective National Health Mission programs.

We are also proud to inform you that recently, the Pan-African Society of Cardiology (PASCAR) has signed an MoU with the Public Health Foundation of India to implement this program across 65 countries in the African region.

CCMH Cycle-II has enrolled a total 616 Primary Care Physicians (PCP’s) in 41 Regional Centres across India and enrollment is still ongoing at a few centres.

State Total Number of Participants
Gujarat 46
Punjab 20
Karnataka 65
Odisha 10
Tamil Nadu 79
Delhi 9
Uttar Pradesh 32
Haryana 10
Assam 24
Telangana 39
Madhya Pradesh 21
Rajasthan 14
Andhra Pradesh 49
West Bengal 22
Kerala 26
Maharashtra 118
Bihar 20
Meghalaya 12


Launch of the CCMH Cycle-II

The course was launched at various Regional Training Centers across India and was graced by the presence of many dignitaries and CCMH Secretariat members.

We would like to express our sincere gratitude to our President, Prof K. Srinath Reddy and Vice President – Research & Policy, Prof. D. Prabhakaran for providing regular guidance and leadership to this initiative. We would also like to thank our Senior Management for all their kind support.

We would also like to extend a heartfelt thank you to BIHS, ISH & CCDC for providing the robust and updated curriculum along with valuable inputs from all National Experts and Regional Faculty who are the main backbone of this course. Thank you once again for your unwavering support to the program.

 Dr. Arun P. Jose, Program Manager
Certificate Course in Management of Hypertension (CCMH)
Public Health Foundation of India.


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