PHFI

Working towards a healthier India
PHFI is helping to build institutional and systems capacity in India for strengthening education, training, research and policy development in the area of Public Health.
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The Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI), All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Madras Diabetes Research Foundation (MDRF) and Emory University of the USA have come together and established a Centre of Excellence (COE) in cardio-metabolic diseases namely 'Center of Excellence - Center for Cardio-metabolic Risk Reduction in South Asia (CARRS)' with support from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of USA and the UnitedHealth Group. The COE-CARRS housed at PHFI is one of eleven centres in the world that is supported through the Global Health Initiative of NHLBI and the UnitedHealth Chronic Disease Initiative.

The COE will primarily focus on establishing a robust applied science base through two complementary activities:

  • development and implementation of a model sentinel surveillance scheme capturing population-based Cardio-Metabolic Disease (CMD) risk factor data
  • a randomized controlled translation trial to evaluate the implementation of low-cost, multi-factorial, multi-faceted, innovative, scalable and sustainable delivery improvement strategies for cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk reduction.