USAID partners with the Government of India (GOI), the private sector, and civil society to strengthen the impact, reach, affordability, and quality of health services for poor and vulnerable households. These efforts build upon decades of USAID’s work in India supporting quality and accessible health care.
For decades, USAID has worked in close partnership with India to address many of the country's most pressing health challenges, including maternal and child mortality, polio, HIV, and tuberculosis. Over the last 20 years, foreign assistance to India has exceeded $1.4 billion for health programs.
USAID Improve Tuberculosis (TB) Case Detection and Treatment:
USAID supports Prime Minister Modi’s “TB-free India by 2025” Initiative by improving case detection and treatment success rates, addressing multi-drug resistant TB, and leveraging new partnerships, artificial intelligence, and digital health solutions. USAID has increased diagnostic capabilities, strengthened community engagement for TB through TB Champions, and supported GOI in addressing COVID-19 through cross-utilization of diagnostic equipment for both TB and COVID-19.
USAID Improves HIV Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention in India:
USAID supports the GOI’s goal to achieve its 95:95:95 targets by accelerating the national HIV/AIDS response through technical assistance; testing innovating approaches; and scaling up high-impact interventions to reach, test, treat and save the lives of people living with HIV. Moreover, this year, USAID support the opening of India’s first transgender clinic in Hyderabad.
USAID Improves Maternal, Neonatal, and Child Health:
USAID supports the GOI’s goals to reduce preventable maternal and child deaths by providing technical expertise across continuum of care and improving quality of care in the public and private sector. USAID is using innovative training methods to nearly double the knowledge of health providers and quadruple their skill sets.
USAID Expands Access to Modern Family Planning Methods in India:
USAID is expanding available methods of family planning in India and introducing newer contraceptives. USAID is also improving service delivery channels, including supply chain management systems, while strengthening the national adolescent health program.