Capacity building programs develop the skills of rural health workers to carry out activities such as first aid, basic laboratory screening, patient education, monitoring and follow up and deliveries. Training rural health workers helps to bridge the healthcare gap between rural and urban India.

HMRI has provided training to rural medical practitioners so that they can serve as a first line of care in their communities and traditional birth attendants under Asara© on the modern techniques of delivery and when it is appropriate to make a referral. HMRI also trains traditional birth attendants and ASHAs in home-based neonatal care. HMRI has trained about 24,000 rural medical practitioners and all trainings strictly adhere to the Government of India’s guidelines.