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CHAI Academy

In collaboration with

TC4A, University of Melbourne and CMC Vellore

Partnering with TC4A, University of Melbourne and CMC Vellore, CHAI has set up an online learning platform offering high quality, relevant education to members of the CHAI network.

After the initial few webinars on how to prepare the hospitals for the COVID crisis, CHAI organized a series of webinars on long-term sustainability, mostly for those who are in healthcare leadership of the network. Eminent speakers from within and outside the CHAI network spoke on a range of topics in order to sensitize the leadership on innovation, sustainability and optimization, especially in the midst of the COVID crisis.

A summary of the webinars launched thus far include:

  • Webinar 1 : Preparing your Hospital for COVID 19: Basic Steps
  • Webinar 2 : Preparing your Hospital for COVID 19: Basic Steps – Part 2
  • Webinar 3 : How to work with local governments
  • Webinar 4 : Financial sustainability of CHAI hospitals
  • Webinar 5 : Tele-Health solutions
  • Webinar 6 : Smart Procurement
  • Webinar 7 : Leveraging Data 
  • Webinar 8 : Covid – 19 Preparedness
  • Webinar 9 : Theology and the Pandemic of COVID-19


The main speakers for these webinars were Mr. Felix Fernandez, Mr. Srivathsan Aparajithan, Fr. Johnson Vazhappilly CMI, Mr. Manick Rajendran, Mr. John Santhosh, Sr. Sugandhy SAL, Sr. Lizy Jose SAL, Rev. Dr. Sebastian OFM Cap, Mr. Rohit Sathe, Dr. Vijay Arul Das, Dr. Evita Fernandez, Dr. Sr. Beena Madhavath, UMIRev Dr Mathew Abraham, C.Ss.R, Dr Pradeep Ninan, Dr Sita Rama Budaraju

As part of the implementation of CHAI Vision 2030, these webinars will be continued in order to facilitate interdependence, solidarity and cross-learning within the CHAI network, and continue the mission of affordable, quality and compassionate healthcare, especially at the margins of society. We are planning to organize a series of webinars for those who give leadership for community health, Primary Healthcare, and other specialized healthcare services like palliative care, disability care and so on.

Self-paced Online Courses

MLH Courses

In the context of the COVID 19 crisis, CHAI Academy is rolling out 4 online courses:

These are self-paced courses that could be done at convenience and are divided into chapters and various units. The certificate is issued to the participant on the successful completion of the course. Click here to see the courses

University of Melbourne Course

CHAI is partnering with the University of Melbourne to roll out an online course, for sister doctors, titled “Communicating: COVID 19”. This course is designed to help clinicians communicate with patients, caretakers and the community effectively regarding the COVID pandemic. Click here to see the details of the course. 

CMC Vellore Course

It is a self-paced online course, on the preparedness of healthcare providers to manage COVID 19. This is a joint initiative of CHAI, SDFI, Tata Trust and CMC Vellore.

Click here to join the Covid – 19 Integrated Short Course
Click here to join the COVID-19 Preparedness – Critical Care Course