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Strengthening Ecosystem for Sustainable and Inclusive Health Financing in India (SESSIHFI)


The USAID funded program “Strengthening Ecosystem for Sustainable and Inclusive Health Financing in India” is a unique program that seeks to produce evidence to inform policy and programs, build capacity in the area of health financing systems in India. The evidence generated from the exercise aim to facilitate provision of affordable quality health care, improve access and provide financial risk protection. Read more

PRIDE- Transforming mental health for young people


The global population of young people exceeds one billion with almost 90 % residing in low to middle income countries. Mental disorders account for a considerable burden in the formative years of adolescence and young adulthood. Depressive, anxiety and conduct disorders (the ‘common mental disorders’) account for over 75% of the burden of mental disorders in this age group. There is a considerable body of evidence to suggest that a range of psychological treatments are effective for treating mental disorders in adolescents. However, the vast majority of young people do not receive these treatments. There are many reasons for this ‘treatment gap’. Much of the existing evidence comes from high income countries, and there are questions about how relevant this evidence is for settings where interventions can only be delivered by non-specialized health workers, where the cultural explanations for mental health problems are rarely biomedical, and where the demand for mental health care is low. Read more

SCCoPE - Strengthening Cessation Capacity of Primary Care Professionals


Burden of tobacco consumption poses a serious threat to the health and economy of countries around the world. The heat of this is felt even more in the Low and Middle Income Countries (LMICs). Tobacco use has also been classified under mental and behavioral disorder by the International Classification of Diseases (ICDs). In, India every third adult consumes tobacco. With less than 2% quit rate, the value of tobacco cessation service in India is much undermined and its resultant benefit is yet to be realized. It should be reviewed on priority to deliver tobacco cessation services appropriately and effectively since it is well established that a minimal intervention by a healthcare practitioners can bring an abstinence of about 6 weeks in a tobacco user. It is in response to this serious public health challenge that Strengthening Cessation Capacity of Primary care Professionals (SCCoPE) is launched in collaboration with the Global Bridges consortium where you get all the required information on the tobacco cessation techniques. SCCoPE provides a specially designed training program for the healthcare practitioners to assist their client quit tobacco. Read more



The HIV/AIDS Partnership: Impact through Prevention, Private Sector and Evidence-based Programming (PIPPSE) project, launched in 2012, is a creative and timely response to the national HIV/AIDS program priorities. Funded and technically supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) under The President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and managed by a consortium, with Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) as the prime awardee and, Futures Group International India Pvt Ltd, and Population Services International (PSI) as the sub awardees, PIPPSE provides a multi-layered support to the National AIDS Control Program (NACP) through institutional strengthening for prevention program, evidence generation, piloting and scaling innovations, and enhancing private sector engagement. The Project essentially provides structured and evidence-informed technical assistance to National AIDS Control Organization (NACO), State AIDS Control Societies (SACS) and related institutions Read more

Immunization Technical Support Unit (ITSU)

Immunization Technical Support Unit (ITSU

The Universal Immunization Programme of the Government of India (UIP) aims to achieve full immunization of all target-age children and mothers in India, through state-and district-specific delivery of vaccines. India declared 2012 as the year of strengthening routine immunization (RI). To augment its ongoing efforts around immunization, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), Government of India and the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) establish an Immunization Technical Support Unit (ITSU) in collaboration with other partners. This effort emphasises addressing national programs and priorities in delivering real change and impact by working closely with the health system, government and key stakeholders including civil society organisations. The ITSU, with funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, provides techno-managerial support for scaling up the UIP, enabling system strengthening for providing quality services and supporting implementation of MoHFW's Multi-Year Strategic Plan for Immunization. Read more

Swasthya Slate – Affordable Technologies

Swasthya Slate – Affordable Technologies

Swasthya Slate (Health Tablet) is a bluetooth-enabled integrated diagnostic kit that works with an android based mobile system, to perform 33 diagnostics tests, and is equipped with various applications that are created strategically to increase access to health care and health education in the country. Through a number of mobile applications, it is able to record a patient's medical history, basic medical indicators and even offer on-the-spot diagnosis on the basis of the information gathered. It offers health communication through its knowledge sharing apps, with an aim to break unhealthy

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The Uttar Pradesh Community Mobilization Project

The Uttar Pradesh Community Mobilization ProjectThe Public Health Foundation of India is leading a four-year initiative (2012-2016), funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, that aims to develop and scale up evidence-based interventions to achieve the goal of improving RMNCHN health behaviours by an average of 10 percent points among marginalized population in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India. The project seeks to layer health programs on women's self-help-group platforms (SHGs) created around micro-finance to increase knowledge, enhance skills and promote improved behaviour and practices for safer pregnancies, new-born care & child health..
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