On May 1, 2020, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced that it is to provide 3 million USD for India’s PAHAL project. PAHAL is Partnerships for Affordable Healthcare Access and Longevity.
Till now, USAID has provided 5.9 million USD. The funds that have been allocated recently are to be used to disseminate public health messages to the public, to provide care to the affected and to strengthen surveillance and case finding.
The USAID will also help National Health Authority to establish financial facility to mobilize resources from private sector. With this more than 20,000 health facilities will be benefitted that are enrolled in Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana.
The United States Agency for International Development is responsible for administering foreign aid. With the budget of more than 27 billion USD, USAID is one of the largest financial aids in the world. USAID provides funds for poverty relief, disaster relief, technical cooperation and socioeconomic development.
PAHAL scheme is a joint initiative of USAID and IPE. The main objective of the scheme is to provide quality and affordable health care solutions to urban poor. The main aim of the project is to reach 10 million poor in India by 2020. This will help reduce out of pocket expenditure of the underserved urban communities by 30%.