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Tribal Health Collaborative (THC) Anamaya : Important Points

Tribal Health Collaborative (THC) ‘Anamaya’: Ministry Of Tribal Affairs:

The Ministry of Tribal Affairs has launched Tribal Health Collaborative (THC) ‘Anamaya’ through a video conference.

  • In 2018, an expert committee released a comprehensive report on tribal health in India which highlighted the issues and concerns of tribal health.
  • It is an initiative bringing together governments, philanthropists, national and international foundations, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)/Community Based Organizations (CBOs) to end all preventable deaths among the tribal communities of India.
  • It will converge efforts of various Government agencies and organizations to enhance the health and nutrition status of the tribal communities of India.
  • Aim:
    • To build a sustainable, high-performing health ecosystem to address the key health challenges faced by the tribal population of India.
    • It is a multi-stakeholder initiative of the Ministry of Tribal Affairs supported by Piramal Foundation and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF).
    • Piramal Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Piramal Group. The foundation undertakes projects under the four broad areas – healthcare, education, livelihood creation, and youth empowerment.
  • It will begin its operations with 50 tribal, Aspirational Districts (with more than 20% Scheduled Tribe population) across 6 high tribal population states.
  • Over a 10-year period, the work of the THC will be extended to 177 tribal Districts as recognized by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs.