Indian Health Outcomes, Public Health and Economics Research Centre (IHOPE) is funded by the Wellcome Trust/ DBT India Alliance for INR 10,00,00,000 (USD 1.5 million) over five years to build a clinical research centre. The multidisciplinary collaborating institutions are L.V. Prasad Eye Institute, Indian Institute of Public Health, Hyderabad and the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.
The centre has developed skilled human resources with appropriate technology for end-to-end support for scientists. Projects with regulatory bodies in India and abroad are in the planning stages. Three fellows have been inducted for training them as clinical research specialists (CRTP Fellows).
IHOPE has recently collaborated with NICE International to understand the process related to the development of Standard Treatment Guidelines. In the future IHOPE aims to be a platform for like-minded organizations to come together and follow the due process to develop various clinical guidelines.
Our journey has been exciting so far, in spite of the Covid pandemic posing many challenges along the way.
The L V Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI) was established in 1987 at Hyderabad as a not-for-profit, non- government, public-spirited, comprehensive eye care institution
The Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA) was set up in 1961 by the Govt of India in collaboration with the Govt of Gujarat and the Indian industry
Indian Institute of Public Health, Hyderabad (IIPH) under the aegis of Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) commenced its activities in 2008