Developing managerial and leadership skills at various levels in health care, including hospitals, is an important mission of the Institute. The Institute's capacity building programme has laid particular emphasis on strengthening technical and managerial capacity building of programme officials, NGOs and researchers working at different levels in India and other countries in the South- Asia region. Over the years, it has acquired the distinction of an apex training institute in the country.
MDPs are organized for a period of three to five days by individual faculty in their respective expertise. Different organization i.e. Governmental, Non-Government Organizations, Corporate sector, at national and international level are approached for nominations. Since the inception of IIHMR Delhi in 2008, a total of 64 MDPs were organized.
Customized Trainings are organized on the basis of request received from different National and International healthcare organizations. The training contents are finalized in consultation with respective organization. 66 customized programs have been organized for national and international participants from agencies like the NHM- Orissa, ONGC, Government of National Capital Territory, Delhi, World Health Organization- SEARO, ESIC, Indian Railways, Urban Health Initiative, United Nations Development Programme, IL&FS Education & Technology Services Limited, various Corporate hospitals, Urban Primary Health Care Services Delivery Project- Bangladesh, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare –Bangladesh, Ministry of Health and Local Government Institution, Bangladesh, Ministry of Public Health, Afghanistan, Rokyan Management Consultancy- Afghanistan Ministry of Health-Sri Lanka, Ministry of Health and Welfare- Myanmar, Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral, Ministry of Health- Maldives
WHO has been regularly deputing health functionaries from India and South- East Asian Regional countries for fellowship programs in Project Management, Health Information System, Organisation Development, Human Resource in Health, International health etc.