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