India

The impact of collaboration

iDSI has worked with partners in India, at both the State and Union level, since 2009. In this time, we have built strong and fruitful collaborative partnerships across the country, including:

Working with the Government of Kerala and the Kerala Federation of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists to develop the first evidence-based quality standards for improving care of post-partum haemorrhage, which now forms the basis of all midwifery emergency training across the State

Working with the National Health Systems Resource Centre to develop 12 high priority evidence-informed Standard Treatment Guidelines (STGs) and a methods manual for development of future STGs in India.

Working with the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) hospital in Mumbai to improve the quality of care of diabetic foot management, where foot problems in diabetic patients are now being recognised and treated far earlier.

Working closely with the Department of Health Research (DHR) under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, to assist the first national body mandated to undertake Health Technology Assessment (HTA) to improve the value for money of health spending India, where iDSI are the primary partners for capacity building of all HTA resource partners across the country

Collaborating with the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research to undertake important academic projects commissioned by the DHR, including the development of the Country’s first National Costing database, which will be utilised to inform HTA studies and set fair reimbursement rates under new health insurance schemes

Providing support to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) to teach scientists to enhance evidence to policy translation and improve uptake of ICMR research into policy decisions across the country

“The Standard Treatment Guidelines are a very welcome initiative, which will enhance access and improve quality of care for many conditions of public health importance in India… a transparent, rigorous and collective approach was evolved and adopted in the development of these guidelines.” Prof Anurag Bhargava, MD, MSc, Yenepoya Medical College, Karnataka, India

Who we work with

iDSI works with a number of partner institutions across the country, spanning government departments, non-government organisations, academic institutions, and multilateral development organisations. Our primary partners in India are:

The Department of Health Research, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Delhi

The Indian Council of Medical Research, Delhi

The Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh

The World Health Organisation, India Country Office

The Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), Delhi

The Government of Kerala

Training workshop for Standard Treatment Guidelines Facilitators in Delhi