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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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Strengthening health systems is a major priority for improving the overall systems performance. The purpose of establishing a Health Systems Support Unit (HSSU)at PHFI is to leverage and learn from research, education, advocacy and training, and provide a platform for offering technical support for strengthening initiatives across the country. HSSU has the following mandate:

  • Establishing strategic partnerships with central and state governments and other relevant stake holders in the area of Health System strengthening
  • Initiating programmatic and research activities in the arena of health system strengthening including emergency and disaster preparedness in hospitals and communities
  • Carrying out operational research, operational improvement and quality improvement activities with private and public agencies on themes of public health relevance
  • Hand holding and partnering with non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to work on health services
  • Promoting alignment of educational programmes of PHFI with present and future National Health Programme needs
  • Engaging in setting up of mentoring, monitoring and management frameworks in public health systems.

Method of Engagement

System support is essentially broad-based, sector-wide and long term effort with the following characteristics:

  • Multidimensional
  • Interconnected and interdependent monitoring indicators

HSSU will develop thematic health systems support projects for activities/geographies/stakeholders based upon:

  • Standalone timelines
  • Indicators, budgeting and funding support
  • Ability to design projects along with a long-term roadmap

Health Support System Brochure

Academic Brochure


Last Modified : June 13, 2014, 4:26 pm