The CEHAT, the Centre for Enquiry into Health and Allied Themes within the Anusandhan Trust, began operations in 1994 and has been working on public budgets since its inception. The Trust was established in order to make the vision of health as a human right a concrete reality in India. The organization emphasizes four principles: social relevance, democratic functioning, ethical concern, and social accountability. The CEHAT is largely focused on public health research, education, and training.
The complex layers of administration and financing at the district level in India create substantial potential for fund leakages due to corruption or mismanagement. Through the Partnership Initiative, the CEHAT proposes to introduce expenditure-tracking surveys to clarify the flow of funds, provide better public data about how funds are allocated, and ensure that health funds, including the substantial new funding provided by the National Rural Health Mission, are used properly. Read CEHAT’s Profile

Details

Name
  • Padma Deosthali Coordinator
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Address
  • Survey No. 2804 & 2805
    Aaram Society Road, Vakola
    Santacruz East, Mumbai - 400 055
    India
Area of Expertise

The Centre for Enquiry into Health and Allied Themes (CEHAT) based in Mumbai is located within the Anusandhan Trust, which began operations in 1994 and has been working on public budgets since then. The Trust was established to materialize the right to health in India. The organization emphasizes four principles: social relevance, democratic functioning, ethical concern, and social accountabliity. The CEHAT’s work focuses on public health research, education, and training.

Publications

  • CEHAT's Policy Briefs available here.
  • Seminar on Maharashtra's Budget: A Scrutiny of Development Discourse. Seminar materials available here.
  • Changing Health Budgets, by Ravi Duggal, May 2006
  • Other publications available here.

Major Current Activities

  • CEHAT's Profile 2011 – Briefly describes the main budget analysis and advocacy activities of the organization and its involvement with the International Budget Partnership's Partnership Initiative.
  • Materials on budget advocacy work in Maharashtra, Orissa.
  • The complex layers of administration and financing at the district level create substantial potential for fund leakage due to corruption or mismanagement. In order to ensure that financing is efficient and transparent, there is a need for enhanced tracking of resource flows. CEHAT proposes to introduce expenditure tracking surveys to clarify the flow of funds, provide better public data about how funds are allocated, and ensure that health funds, including the large new funding provided by NRHM, are used properly.