The India Health Fund (IHF), an initiative by Tata Trusts in collaboration with The Global Fund, is inviting applications from organizations and individuals for innovations and technologies designed to combat tuberculosis and malaria – two diseases that account for over 423,000 deaths and around 1.5 million confirmed cases respectively on an annual basis in India. India contributes to 26% of the global TB burden and 68% of all malaria cases in the Southeast Asia region. The IHF aims to support new products and strategies that impact the entire lifecycle of TB and malaria, from prevention to post-cure recovery.
The Government of India has set a target of eliminating tuberculosis by 2025 and malaria by 2030. The IHF was launched in 2016 with the mission of addressing these key health challenges in the country as a private-sector engine to support new products and strategies.