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8 Dec 2011

India's DHR Launches Supportive Scheme for Public Health Researches

This scheme covers promotion and co-ordination of basic, applied and clinical research including clinical trials and operational research in areas related to health, medical, biomedical and medical profession and education and management of related information thereto.

India's Department of Health Research (DHR) has launched a scheme “Grant-in-aid for inter-sectoral convergence and promotion and guidance on research governance issues”. Primarily, the scheme aims at providing the impetus to the processes that will help diagnostics and drugs to their logical conclusion through product development and testing for introduction into public health use.


The scheme proposes to extend support for undertaking projects in close coordination with other departments and agencies and to attract health research personnel serving abroad in identified areas to come back to India for doing research in identified areas. In addition, it also seeks to address gender-based issues relating to women and health like vulnerability to diseases, access to testing and health services, mobility, care a

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