Partner Organizations
Public Health Foundation of India

The Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) is a public private initiative that has collaboratively evolved through consultations with multiple constituencies including Indian and International academia, state and central governments, multi & bi-lateral agencies and civil society groups. PHFI is a response to redress the limited institutional capacity in India for strengthening training, research and policy development in the area of Public Health.

Structured as an independent foundation, PHFI adopts a broad, integrative approach to public health, tailoring its endeavours to Indian conditions and bearing relevance to countries facing similar challenges and concerns. The PHFI focuses on broad dimensions of public health that encompass promotive, preventive and therapeutic services, many of which are frequently lost sight of in policy planning as well as in popular understanding.

Honorable Prime Minister of India Dr. Manmohan Singh, launched PHFI on March 28, 2006 at New Delhi. PHFI recognizes the fact that meeting the shortfall of health professionals is imperative to a sustained and holistic response to the public health concerns in the country which in turn requires health care to be addressed not only from the scientific perspective of what works, but also from the social perspective of, who needs it the most. For more information on activities at PHFI, visit

Chellaram Diabetes Institute

Chellaram Diabetes Institute (CDI), is a unit of the Chellaram Foundation, founded by Mr. Lal L Chellaram. CDI is a “Not-for-Profit” Organization based in Pune with the principal objective of creating lasting IMPACT on Diabetes through Research, Education, Awareness, High Quality Patient Care and a Rural Outreach Program. CDI is equipped with a state-of-the-art Diabetes Centre in Pune. The vision of CDI is to understand the cause of high prevalence of Diabetes among Indians, promote measures to prevent or delay the onset of Diabetes and thereby create a huge & lasting impact on Diabetes in India and globally as well.
CDI acted as an academic partner for developing course curriculum in collaboration with other partners. For more information on activities at CDI, visit

Center for Chronic Disease Control

Center for Chronic Disease Control (CCDC), a WHO collaborating center for capacity building and research and a department of biotechnology designated center of excellence for clinical research is an independent and not-for-profit biomedical research organization, based in New Delhi, India. It is an academic health science research organization driven by a passion to promote and protect cardiovascular health in India and the world at large. CCDC undertakes clinical research in various domains of NCD. Within the spectrum of chronic diseases, its main focus areas are: cardiovascular disease, diabetes and metabolic diseases. Within these domains CCDC engages both in population based and hospital based research involving several scientific designs. It also specializes in data management, training, policy advocacy and scientific secretarial assistance to international agencies. Capacity building through both contact and non-contact training is one of the core strengths of CCDC. Through such training programs it has built substantial capacity in India and several other developing countries.
CCDC acted as an academic partner for developing course curriculum in collaboration with other partners.
For more information on activities at CCDC, visit

World Heart Federation

The World Heart Federation (WHF) is dedicated to leading the global fight against cardiovascular disease (CVD) – including heart disease and stroke - with a focus on low and middle income countries, via a united community of more than 200 member organizations. WHF headquarters is based in Geneva, Switzerland. WHF aligns its efforts around the World Health Organization's target of reducing premature CVD mortality of 25% by 2025. With its members, the World Heart Federation works to build global commitment to addressing cardiovascular health at the policy level, generates and exchanges ideas, shares best practice, advances scientific knowledge and promotes knowledge transfer to tackle cardiovascular disease- the number one killer in the world. It is a growing membership organization that brings together the strength of cardiac societies and heart foundations from more than 100 countries. Through collective efforts it aims to help people all over the world to lead longer and better heart-healthy lives. WHF has 3 pillars of values namely: Leadership, Unity and Learning. It aims to achieve leadership by bringing together leaders in cardiovascular science and advocacy and act as a catalyst in the global fight against heart disease and stroke. It attains Value of Unity by providing a global voice to shape public health agendas, a unique point of connect for the global cardiovascular community to exchange ideas and share best practice and learning through encouraging the advancement of scientific knowledge and evidence and act as a collective source of independent knowledge of authority in controlling the epidemic.
WHF acted as a technical partner in this initiative.
For more information on activities at WHF, visit

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