Health Systems Strengthening in India


Achieve universal health coverage, including financial risk protection, access to quality essential health-care services and access to safe, effective, quality and affordable essential medicines and vaccines for all.
Substantially increase health financing and the recruitment, development, training and retention of the health workforce.


In collaboration with the University of Manitoba, we are dedicated to supporting the Government of Uttar Pradesh & Madhya Pradesh to strengthen their public health systems. We work together to identify bottlenecks in health systems, streamline process and advocate evidence-informed health policy changes to make the public health systems more responsive and effective.

  • Human Resource for Health

We support in strengthening systems that enable availability of real-time accurate information on the entire health workforce.

We advocate for policies to address key issues related to availability of critical HR through improvement in recruitment and transfer processes, developing plans for effective task shifting, and in developing effective performance management systems.

  • Health Supply Chain and Procurement

We support the establishment and operationalisation of an institutional mechanism for procurement and distribution of quality equipment, drugs and supplies.

We support the roll out and strengthening of Logistics Management Information System to monitoring availability of drugs and commodities to ensure access to essential service and medicines.

  • Information and Evidence for Health

We support in generation of timely information and evidence for decision making. We work towards improving quality of data collected on the Health Information Management Systems and other government data systems by establishing institutional mechanism for auditing the quality of data.

We further support the government to make informed decisions on programs and policies through quantitative and qualitative surveys.

  • Digital Health

We support the development of comprehensive digital health strategy and in roll out of Information Technology enabled solutions to streamline transactional processes, to improve data quality through data capture at source, for development of integrated systems for enabling primary health care and to disseminate real time information through health dashboards to improve efficiency of the health system.

  • Private Sector Engagement

We support in leveraging the private sector in augmenting the public sector for provision of essential health services through Public Private Partnerships. IHAT supports the contract management process and establishing mechanism for oversight of the partnerships.

  • Communication and Knowledge Translation

Support in developing effective strategies for behaviour change communication and for translating best practices into programs at large scale.


Strengthening government data eco-system and evidence-driven decision-making in Uttar Pradesh, India

A Monitoring and Evaluation Unit was established within UP TSU, to support the Government of Uttar Pradesh to enhance the use of data for decision-making in terms of data availability, accessibility, quality and use for improved health outcomes. This brief captures the innovative approaches and interventions adopted by UP TSU in strengthening government data eco-system in Uttar Pradesh.

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Mentoring Nurses for a Healthier Future

In 2014, the Government of Uttar Pradesh, with the support of the UP TSU launched the Nurse Mentoring program in 25 high priority districts of the state. Based on the initial success, the program was scaled up across 820 blocks and 79 District Hospitals. This Photo Story captures the Nurse Mentoring Program at Aligarh District, highlighting the efforts on transition of the program to the government.

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Systematic Scale-up of Sustainable Training Systems in Uttar Pradesh

This poster highlights the Skilled Birth Attendant Trainings that have be scaled up by the Government of Uttar Pradesh, with support from Uttar Pradesh Technical Support Unit.

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