Family Welfare Training & Research Centre, (FWT&RC) Mumbai, was the first Family Planning Training Centre, established in June 1957 under Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare at "Parekh Hospital" Building, 332, S.V.P. Road, Khetwadi, Mumbai - 4. It is one of the Central Training Institutes (C.T.I.) conducting in-service training for Medical and Paramedical personnel in key health areas to enhance their knowledge and skills for better delivery of health care services. These training are for the Central, State and District level health personnel from all over the country. The Centre is identified as a collaborating Institute for certain specialized training like Immunization, Communication, etc.
Under the WHO fellowship programme for South-East Asian Region, FWT&RC has been identified as one of the Collaborating Institute. Fellows from Srilanka and Bangladesh are deputed for programmes in Gender Issues, Safe -Motherhood, Maternal and Foetal Nutrition, Management Information System and RCH.
FWT&RC develops its training activities keeping in pace with the changing scenario globally and at National level. The Centre added a one year Diploma in Health Education (DHE) in 1986 affiliated to the Deemed University- International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS). The Curriculum of DHE was reviewed during a National level workshop sponsored by WHO in March 2000 and the Course was renamed as Diploma in Health Promotion Education (DHPE).
Research activities include the community-based studies on RCH, HIV/AIDS and Population issues. Training Needs Assessment studies and evaluation studies are also conducted by the Centre.
FWT&RC is a Regional Resource Centre in collaboration with Family Planning Association of India, Mumbai to provide training and other resources to the Mother NGOs and Field NGOs from the western zone of India.