The Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) was appointed Secretariat by the Planning Commission of India to provide technical and administrative support to the High Level Expert Group on Universal Health Coverage in preparation of this report. The review process was complemented with the experience of other countries, while highlighting what has worked, what is relevant and replicable along with limitations of varied approaches. These findings were presented to the Planning Commission on the 21st of October 2011, as a comprehensive report which will provide a framework for Universal Health Coverage, to be progressively implemented over 2011-2020.
About 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.
The Prime Minister of India, Dr. Manmohan Singh, launched PHFI on March 28, 2006 at New Delhi. Prof. K. Srinath Reddy is a founding member of PHFI and has been providing leadership to the foundation since its inception in March 2006.