Institute of Public Health, Bengaluru

The Institute of Public Health, Bengaluru is a non-profit academic research institute established in 2005, with a vision to create an equitable, integrated, decentralised and participatory health system within a just and empowered society. The work at IPH is organised into Research, Education and Policy engagement activities.

IPH’s public health research, especially in health policy and systems research is widely recognised. We work closely with the WHO’s Alliance for Health Policy & Systems Research (Geneva) on strengthening various aspects of health systems research. We have a long-term strategic partnership with the Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp (Belgium) for building capacity of our team and have undertaken joint research with national and international partners including the European Commission, UK Government’s Medical Research Council, Indian Council of Medical Research, Universities and academic organisations. We work closely with the state government of Karnataka in strengthening public health policy in the state, including strengthening government health insurance schemes for people below poverty line and technical support on various topics related to tribal health, access to medicines, mental health etc.

We are recognized by the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR), Ministry of Science and Technology as a Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (SIRO); empanelled by the Karnataka Evaluation Authority as a consultant organization for health policy and programme evaluations and a partner in the National Corporate Social (CSR) Responsibility Hub at Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai.