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DEVELOPMENT PARTNERS


Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF)

The Gates Foundation is the largest private foundation in the world, founded by Bill and Melinda Gates in 2000. The primary aims of the foundation are, globally, to enhance healthcare and reduce extreme poverty, and in America, to expand educational opportunities and access to information technology.

Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI)

The Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI) was founded in 2002 and became a separate, affiliated entity in 2010 with operations in more than 33 countries. CHAI’s solution-oriented approach focuses on both global and national level work by rapidly improving market dynamics for medicines and diagnostics; lowering prices for treatment; accelerating access to lifesaving technologies; and helping governments build the capacity required for high-quality care and treatment programs.

Coalition for Food and Nutrition Security

The Coalition for Food and Nutrition Security, India, founded in 2014, is a group of policy and program leaders committed to fostering collaboration and evidence based advocacy for improved programs to achieve sustainable food and nutrition security. The Coalition serves as a unique platform bringing together key stakeholders to advocate for improved nutrition policies and programs in India.

Food Fortification Initiative (FFI)

As a public private, and civic partnership, FFI helps countries plan, implement and monitor fortification programmes. In India, FFI supports the Government in the formulation of policy and strategy on wheat flour and rice fortification, provides technical support to state fortification programmes, builds and strengthens capacity and public-private-civic partnerships.

Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition is a Swiss foundation headquartered in Geneva with a special international status granted by the Swiss Government. GAIN was created in 2002 at a Special Session of the UN General Assembly on Children. It is an alliance driven by the vision of a world without malnutrition.

Iodine Global Network (IGN)

ICCIDD is the Indian Arm of Iodine Global Network. It is a non-profit, NGO focused solely on the elimination of iodine deficiency disorders (IDD) through universal salt iodisation (USI). It supports and catalyses iodine programmes, working with key public, private, scientific and civic stakeholders. In India, it has successfully translated research to policy to programme over the last six decades and significantly reduced the prevalence of Iodine Deficiency Disorders.

Micronutrient Initiative (MI)

The Micronutrient Initiative is an international not-for-profit organization dedicated to ensuring that the world’s most vulnerable -especially women and children-in developing countries get the vitamins and minerals they need to survive and thrive delivered through strong nutrition programmes. In India, MI works alongside state governments to improve fortification of edible salt with iodine to reduce iodine deficiency disorders.

PATH

PATH is an international health organization driving transformative innovation to save lives across five platforms-vaccines, drugs, diagnostics, devices, and system and service innovations—that harness entrepreneurial insight, scientific and public health expertise, and passion for health equity. As a pioneer of rice fortification technology, PATH has played a leading role in making this innovation ready for large-scale adoption

TATA Trusts

The Tata Trusts are amongst India's oldest, non-sectarian philanthropic organisations. In the field of healthcare and nutrition, the The Trusts engage with Government bodies, competent individuals, international agencies and like-minded private sector organisations and provide grants and help to mobilise funds, offer on-ground support directly as well as in partnership with other stakeholders to promote nutrition based-interventions.

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

UNICEF is a United Nations programme, created in 1946, that provides humanitarian and developmental assistance to children and mothers in developing countries. In India UNICEF supports the Government to reduce and prevent malnutrition, and to improve the development of children under three-years-old, especially those in marginalized groups through enhancing the quality of ICDS, food fortification and supplementation.

World Food Programme (WFP)

The World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. WFP is part of the United Nations system and is voluntarily funded. Born in 1961, WFP pursues a vision of the world in which every man, woman and child has access at all times to the food needed for an active and healthy life.

World Health Organization (WHO)

The World Health Organization, established in 1948, is a specialized agency of the United Nations that is concerned with leading partners in global public health responses. In India, WHO has supports the Government to prevent malnutrition by providing technical expertise, guidelines and standards for food fortification, supporting nutrition-based interventions and building capacity and partnerships.