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 Pravaah Saksham Pravaah (Saksham means "Capable" or “Self- reliant” in Sanskrit) is a TISS project that provides counselling services to Drug Resistant (DR) TB patients in partnership with the Central TB Division (CTD), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.  The goal is to strengthen the National TB control program (with special focus on DR TB) in states of Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka and Rajasthan through structural and psycho-social support interventions. The objectives of  Saksham Pravaah are: To strengthen Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka and Rajasthan state’s TB prevention, treatment and care programme through psycho-social counselling services including HIV counselling, testing and treatment initiation for Drug ...

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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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