The PHCF was conceived to support non-clinical activities aimed at producing community based results in the area of public health, by getting the community to participate in identifying, planning and implementing such activities.
PHCF is decentralized, flexible and client oriented. The fund will be provided to support any activity, other than curative care, that seeks to improve the health status of the community covering maternal and child health services, immunization, water-borne disease like Diarrhoea, Hepatitis A, Typhoid, Vector borne diseases like Malaria, Filaria, Dengue fever, Japanese encephalitis and Chikungunya. It will also cover improved nutritional status, personal hygiene, improvement of environmental health and prevention of non-communicable diseases like cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, alcoholism, and tobacco induced health problems.
Organisations that can participate in this activity include: NGOs, Trusts, Voluntary Organisations, Companies, Gram Panchayats, Quasi-Government Organisations, etc.
The individual area of operation may cover a few villages, a PHC area, a taluka, a district or can even cover more than one district.
The evaluation of the proposals would be based on their:
ii. Consistency with public health priority issues.
iii. Technical content.
iv. Implementation potential.
v. Control or monitoring system.
vi. Impact on poor and vulnerable population.
vii. Measurability of results.