Innovation to fight TB and Malaria


Organisation:  India Health Fund

Apply By:  19 Mar . 2018


Innovation to fight TB and Malaria
 

Innovation to fight TB and Malaria

Background

India, with 1.23 billion people, has the second largest population in the world. About 21.9% of India’s population live below national poverty line (Basic Statistics, Asian Development Bank, 2017). According to the World Bank data IN 2016, India has lifted maximum number of people out of poverty. Between 1994 and 2012, 133 million people in India came out of poverty. India ranks high in sharing some of the global disease burden and suffers from multi-faceted complexities. Malaria and tuberculosis two such public health problems in India which affect scores of its people.

The India Health Fund

India Health Fund (IHF) has been created by The Tata Trusts in collaboration with The Global Fund to initiate or scale up innovative and systemic solutions towards addressing key infectious diseases in India, starting with Malaria and Tuberculosis. The IHF plans to engender agility and innovation by supporting programs and projects that either develops new products or strategies for addressing infectious diseases like Tuberculosis and Malaria, innovative business models, innovative partnerships or financing mechanisms that significantly scale existing effective solutions. The investments made by the India Health Fund should be aligned to national strategies and link to clear pathways of scale (including government platforms, private health networks, open source technology or sustainable organization growth).

Qualifications of an Applicant

Applicants must be non-profit organizations (Trust/Society/Section 8 Company, etc.) that can successfully execute the activities stated in their proposal. If shortlisted for an award, the organization will undergo legal and financial due diligence with clearly stated terms of reference and deliverables. All applicants should develop proposals that clearly explain how the model being proposed will transform effectiveness and impact of solutions targeting Malaria and Tuberculosis in regions that have significant disease burdens.

The successful applicant criteria:

  • Provides clear explanation on how developing innovative solutions or significantly increasing effectiveness of existing solutions for Malaria and/or Tuberculosis
  • Is an organization that has shown interest in the interventions areas proposed, and has operational and human capacity for execution?
  • Should be working either in regions/states with high disease burdens or have a national or systemic footprint
  • Should clearly describe alignment or linkages with sustainable healthcare delivery system
  • Has the required legal standing to be an award recipient of the India Health Fund.

How to Apply?

Interested individuals/agencies are requested to submit a cover letter in Annex 1 along with detailed proposal and budget at indiahealthfund@tatatrusts.org, using the subject line India Health Fund Request for Proposal Round 2 – [Org Name].

The last date for submitting proposal is 19th March, 2018.

For queries on application and eligibility please email indiahealthfund@tatatrusts.org

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