Directorate of Family Welfare is one of the leading Directorates functioning under Health and Family Welfare Department of Govt. of Orissa as an administrative agency of Family Welfare programme of the State. The principal objective of the Directorate is to stabilize the population and to provide Health services including (Immunization) to both pregnant mother and children. Since last 48 years the Family Welfare Programme is being implemented in the State with financial assistance of Govt. of India.
Family Welfare programme is mainly to reduce the Birth Rates and to stabilize the population at a consistent level. The Family Planning Programme is not merely intended for population stabilization now but it has much larger perspective in holistic approach towards Reproductive and Child health Services, Family Planning, Immunization, Training etc. comprising a comprehensive healthy care package. The Family Welfare activities are guided as per the policies, guidelines and funding by Govt. of India.
The Family Welfare Programme have been effectively implemented in the State with a larger prospective intended for population stabilization, reduction of Infant and Maternal mortality through integrated Family Welfare Services, I.E.C. activities, Immunization and Prophylaxis against Anemia & Vitamin-A deficiency of children and mothers with a comprehensive health strategy.
To ensure qualitative health delivery and population control the Reproductive and Child Health Programme has been implemented in the State with community needs assessment approach. To boost the health care delivery, the State Govt. have formulated health reforms and implemented the same to give better autonomy to the health institutions. Besides, Health Vision -2010 of the State Health Department has accelerated the Health and FW Programmes.