Skills Education & Training (SET)

Highlights 2017
105 students graduated from our Community Paramedic Training Institute (CPTI), which have been running with the approval of Bangladesh Nursing Council. The Institute is based in Aftabnagar, Rampura, Dhaka with well-equipped training room and residential facilities attached with PSTC Clinic. In 2017, PSTC organized 23 training on different development issues in PSTC Training Complex at Gazipur.

Brief on Projects under SET

1. Community Paramedic Training Institute (CPTI) Background

Maternal and Child mortality rate in Bangladesh is still significantly high. In this regard, the government of Bangladesh has taken the initiative to provide skilled health services at community level through Community Clinics. But there are huge shortage of skilled Community Paramedics in Bangladesh. In order to ensure maternal and child health care in rural areas of Bangladesh Ministry of Health and Family Welfare approved a policy on Community Paramedic Course to develop cadre of skilled community health workers in the year 2009. Under this regulation, PSTC has initiated the 2-years long course ‘Community Paramedic Training Institute (CPTI)’ on 2012 with the permission and affiliation of the Nursing and Midwifery Council of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare of Bangladesh. The aim of PSTC’s CPTI is to develop ‘skilled paramedics’ so that they can serve people who are poor and socially disadvantaged in the rural area of Bangladesh that will contribute towards the vision of PSTC ‘improve quality of life of disadvantaged people of Bangladesh’.


To assist the Government of Bangladesh in developing skilled community health workers for the implementation of government’s health program particularly ensuring Primary Health Care Services.

The Institute of PSTC

PSTC has a well-equipped class-room facilities with libraries, practical training and residential facilities at Aftabnagar, Rampura, Dhaka to conduct the CPTI course. A group of expert health professionals are assigned as faculty-member. Students who has completed Secondary School Certificate (SSC) or equivalent are eligible to apply for this course.

The 2 years course of CPTI consisted of 4 semesters and the session starts from July every year. Total Course fee is Taka 84,000/student divided into 4 semesters as Tk. 26000, Tk. 16000, Tk. 16000 and Tk. 26000 respectively.

There are 12 modules under the Community Paramedic course as below:

  1. Anatomy, Physiology, Pharmacology and Microbiology;
  2. Behavior Change Communication and Gender;
  3. Reproductive Health 1- Safe Motherhood, ANC, Delivery Care, PNC, EOC, Maternal Nutrition and Neonatal Care;
  4. Reproductive Health 2- Family Planning, Management and treatment of Unsafe Abortion, MR;
  5. Reproductive Health 3- RTI/STI, HIV/AIDS, Adolescent Health care, Sterility, Gynecological Health Problem;
  6. Child Health Care- ARI, EPI, Child Growth and Nutrition;
  7. Control of Infectious Diseases, Emerging and emerging diseases;
  8. Limited Curative Care;
  9. Acquire Skill and Checklist;
  10. Midwifery;
  11. Learning of Arabic language; and
  12. Learning of English language.
On successful completion of CPTI course, students are awarded with certificate from

Bangladesh Nursing and Midwifery Council.

Till date 105 students are graduated from the institute and are serving to ensure the Sustainable Development Goal: healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages of the people of Bangladesh. PSTC organizes sponsorship to support the student of CPTI every year. The IKEA Foundation is supporting the students of 2017-1018 session. Student will get admission by July 2018 for the 2018-2019 session.

2. PSTC’s Training Complex Training Unit

PSTC training complex was established in 2010 on the 02 acres of land. The aim was to establish a development institution which will contribute to enhance the management capability of PSTC’s different Level staff and offer similar services to others organization working in the development sector. The Gazipur complex is situated inside the vowel forest, a calm and quiet place. The complex has 2 training halls with a capacity of 200 participants and one classrooms have a capacity of 40 participants. For residential training the complex has overnight accommodation for 62 participants, and dining facilities. This training complex is opened for all national and international development organizations for conducting their own training programs in this venue by renting the facilities. During this report period different projects of PSTC and national and international development organizations conducted training in this venue by renting the facility, among them BCCP, CARE Bangladesh, UBR Alliance, ActionAid, Practical Action, NHSDP/ Pathfinder used this facility for their own program. In this reporting year the following courses were held at the venue;

PSTC also has excellent training facilities with conference hall, well-equipped training rooms, meeting rooms, canteen facility, multimedia, computer (both desktop and laptop) and other necessary accessories like photocopy, board, pointer and all materials at Niketon, Since its inception, one of PSTC’s major focus was on providing training, the institute has experiences in implementing different types of training program to build capacity of different stakeholders including PSTC’s staffs. A team of skilled and experienced individuals develop various type of curriculum as per the need.

1. Health Enterprise

Health Enterprise is an income generating initiative of PSTC towards its sustainability. PSTC has been implementing the health enterprise project through its own fund with the aim to generate revenue by charging fees for services such as Ultrasonography (USG) services since July 2002. USG Machines are set up in five clinics where PSTC runs Urban Primary Health Care Delivery Project (UPHCSDP).

In 2017, PSTC provided services more than 1300 clients– since most of the customers are poor the services were offered at a subsidized rate.