Technical support for universal health coverage pilots in Karnataka and Kerala

This project will provide evidence-based support to implement universal health coverage (UHC) pilot activities in two Indian states: Kerala and Karnataka. The project team will provide technical assistance to these early adopter states to assist with UHC intervention activities.

The project aims to consolidate the Public Health Foundation of India's earlier achievements. The foundation responded to calls from Indian states to support the implementation of UHC, and spent three years engaging and collaborating with state and district officials. They provided technical assistance to help officials design and develop their universal health coverage action plans based on an extensive baseline assessment and top health priorities.

This project will help strengthen knowledge and skills at the state and district levels to implement universal health coverage program action plans in Kerala and Karnataka. The project is expected to:
-support officials to take action on recommended interventions
-translate research and analysis into actionable knowledge
-document intervention activities, timelines, responsibilities, and outcomes
-deliver a universal health-coverage monitoring framework at the district level
-create a toolkit and a model to adapt and scale up the project's methodology to other development contexts

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End Date

Monday, June 22, 2020


12 months

IDRC Officer

Marie-Gloriose Ingabire

Total funding

CA$ 149,670




Maternal and Child Health

Project Leader

Shaktivel Selvaraj


(name of President) for and on behalf of Public Health Foundation of India

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