India Health Partnership
Since the 1950s, the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health has been actively engaged in research and educational efforts in India. In 2013, we launched the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health—India Health Partnership (IHP), led by faculty co-chairs Peter Berman and K. “Vish” Viswanath. With nearly two dozen of the School’s researchers and faculty members active across the subcontinent and a new center in Mumbai, the IHP will serve to encourage and support increased Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health collaboration with India on public health research, teaching, and action of joint interest and benefit.
Countdown to 2015
Prof. Berman has chaired the Countdown’s Financing Working Group (FWG) since 2009 and participates actively in the CD Coordinating Committee, the cross-cutting analysis group, and CD conferences and events
Prof. Berman is the Principal Investigator on the HEPCAPS project — Developing the Long-Term Capability of Ethiopia’s Health Extension Program Platform – which is working with Ethiopia’s Federal Ministry of Health to develop strategies to improve outcomes and sustainability in primary care service delivery. The HEPCAPS project, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is supporting innovative reforms to the primary health care unit (PHCU) in both agrarian and urban sites, working to develop a training curriculum for upgrading low level health professionals, assessing the role that the private sector could play in primary care service provision, and has developed a health finance projection model to be used to plan for financing the next 20 years of the primary health care system in Ethiopia.
Resource Tracking and Management (RTM)
Prof. Berman is the Principal Investigator of the Resource Tracking and Management Project (RTM). Funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, RTM is working in Ethiopia and India to enhance the efficiency, effectiveness and equity in primary care delivery by regularly applying financial resource tracking and management methods.
Fenot: Achieving Excellence in Primary Care (2015-2019)
Fenot is contributing to the development of Ethiopia’s primary care system (PHC), building on the achievements of two previous projects, HEPCAPS I and HEPCAPS II, implemented in Ethiopia from 2012-2015.