School of Health Systems Studies

Projects & Initiatives


Social Advancement Through Health Initiative (SATHI)


Objectives: To experiment and demonstrate the impact of social determinants of health on the health status of the urban poor Programmes: Pre-school non-formal education.

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Saksham, Tata Institute of Social Sciences


  *Saksham (which means “making capable”) is a project of the Tata Institute of Social Sciences funded by the Global Fund since 2008 to support the Minsitry of Health and Family Welfare in its fight against HIV and TB. 2018 marks a decade of Saksham’s support to the Ministry. From 2008 with National AIDS Control Programme, and from 2015 with the Revised National TB Control Programme (RNTCP), Saksham has shaped the Psychosocial support program for HIV and Tuberculosis (TB) in the country. Globally, Saksham is the only programme managed by a public national academic institution under the Global Fund. Currently ...

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Global Adult Tobacco Survey 2, India 2016-17


The Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS) is a global standard for systematically monitoring adult tobacco use (smoking and smokeless) and tracking key tobacco control indicators. In India, the first round of GATS was first implemented in 2009-10 (GATS 1) and the second round was implemented in 2016-17 (GATS 2). The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) designated Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) as the implementing agency for carrying out the second round of GATS in India. GATS 2 was implemented in 30 states of India and two Union territories (UTs). A total of 74,037 individuals across states and ...

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Sustainable and Inclusive Health Care Financing Programme


This is sponsored by USAID with and through the Public Health Foundation of India. Project outputs include a state health accounts for Maharashtra, a process and outcome evaluation of RGJAY - the state government’s publicly announced health insurance scheme, and a study of out of pocket expenditures, morbidity and mortality patterns along with stakeholder discussions leading to the identication of priorities under Universal Health Cover.

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Measurement and Accountability for Sustainable Development Goal-3


This research project critically analysed the information that is available from di erent existing data sources and developed framework for measuring progress towards the health goal of the SDGs and changes in health equity. This project includes an understanding of what must be done to make these data sources more reliable and equity sensitive.

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Organisation of Health Care Services


To conduct a study to generate evidence on service delivery models for different parts of the country with a focus on organisation of human resources, work processes and referral support. This project is funded by WHO (India).

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Development of Policy Paper on Best Practices and Models for Private Sector Regulation in India


This programme started on November 25, 2016 and is also funded by WHO (India).

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