January 30, 2018
India Health Fund (IHF) invites applications on innovations to combat Tuberculosis and Malaria in India
Mumbai: The India Health Fund (IHF), an initiative by Tata Trusts in collaboration with The Global Fund, is inviting applications from organizations and individuals for innovations and technologies designed to combat tuberculosis and malaria – two diseases that account for over 423,000 deaths and around 1.5 million confirmed cases respectively on an annual basis in India. India contributes to 26% of the global TB burden and 68% of all malaria cases in the Southeast Asia region. The IHF aims to support new products and strategies that impact the entire lifecycle of TB and malaria, from prevention to post-cure recovery.
The Government of India has set a target of eliminating tuberculosis by 2025 and malaria by 2030. The IHF was launched in 2016 with the mission of addressing these key health challenges in the country as a private-sector engine to support new products and strategies.
The India Health Fund invites applications on the following areas:
- Use of technology and data science to strengthen surveillance of tuberculosis and malaria, inform early warning systems, and improve early detection and prompt treatment
- Promotion of robust molecular diagnostic facility/pathway feasible for primary healthcare in low-resource settings for expediting diagnosis and improving accuracy of results
- Innovations on effective communication strategies that will prevent transmission of tuberculosis and malaria, and enable populations to protect themselves from the diseases
- Research to generate new knowledge on malaria on an innovative solution/approach in vector surveillance to understand vector dynamics Submission Date for all applications: 19th March 2018
Visit www.indiahealthfund.org for more details on RFP 2.0
Tata Trusts has been committed to the field of public health by developing and supporting initiatives to address some of the nation's most daunting health burdens. Tata Trusts works closely with partners and the government to catalyse the provision of healthcare services through holistic, multi-layered interventions.
About Tata Trusts:
Tata Trusts is amongst India's oldest, non-sectarian philanthropic organisations that work in several areas of community development. Since its inception, Tata Trusts has played a pioneering role in transforming traditional ideas of philanthropy to make impactful sustainable change in the lives of the communities served. Through direct implementation, co-partnership strategies and grant making, the Trusts support and drive innovation in the areas of education; healthcare and nutrition; rural livelihoods; natural resources management; enhancing civil society and governance and media, arts, crafts and culture. Tata Trusts continue to be guided by the principles of its Founder, Jamsetji Tata and through his vision of proactive philanthropy; the Trusts catalyse societal development while ensuring that initiatives and interventions have a contemporary relevance to the nation.
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