India Health Fund created to address key health challenges, starting with malaria and tuberculosis
In February 2016, India announced an ambitious national framework to eliminate malaria by 2030. The formidable technical challenges of achieving this goal will need to be met with sufficient financial resources. Many, therefore, welcomed the news this week that Tata Trusts and the Global Fund have launched The India Health Fund (IHF) to address key health challenges in the country, beginning with malaria and tuberculosis.
Tata Trusts is leading the initiative, with technical support from the Global Fund. The IHF will fund projects and strategies for innovative business models, partnerships, and financing mechanisms that substantially scale current-day solutions which have been proven effective. Investments geared toward fighting malaria will be aligned with the country’s national malaria elimination strategy. All dignitaries at the IHF launch event agreed that the initiative is a landmark step in accelerating progress against malaria and other infectious diseases.
See these two articles for further information about The IHF, Tata Trusts, and the Global Fund: