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Centre for Impact Assessement (Health Sector Reform)

Public Health initiatives focus on preventive aspects of healthcare, while clinical medicine deals with curative needs of individuals, within the communities.  In India, preventive healthcare delivery was revolutionized with flagging off the National Rural Health mission (NRHM) in April 2005 for a period of 7 years, to start with. Apart from structural and functional reforms on the Sector, substantial budgetary support was provided under the Mission, during the said period.

According the data in the Economic Survey, India currently spends around 4.1% of GDP on health, while China and Russia, that are among the low spenders among the 11 countries identified in the Government document, spend at least a percentage point more. Only Indonesia has a poorer allocation (2.6%) among the 11 countries, while Brazil and South Africa are near the 9% range. This positions India as the  worst performer among the BRICS group.

This situation demands creative inputs for making public healthcare delivery system more effective with visible positive change in critical indicators of Public Health (IMR/NMR/U5MR/TFR).

VISION FOUNDATION believes that the most crucial input for improving any development delivery system including Public Health is Impact Assessment along with Assessment of Edible Items including Food, egetables and also Medicines .. Impact Assessment has the potential to identify key missing links to be taken care of and potentials strengths to be fully actualized.

Therefore, it has set up the Center for Impact Assessment (HSR) under the leadership of Dr. Pramod C. Samantaray, globally acclaimed Public Health Expert and Former Principal Program Coordinator with the National Population Stabilisation Fund (JSK), under the MOHFW, Govt. of India ,New Delhi, as the Director of the Centre.