Sangath is a member of the South Asia Network for Chronic Diseases (SANCD) of the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI), which is committed to building international quality research capacity and conducting research on chronic diseases to make an impact on health policy and practice in the region.
Other partner institutions include: International Center for Diarrhoeal Disease Research (Dhaka, Bangladesh), The Voluntary Health Services (Chennai), Society for Nutrition, Education and Health Action (Mumbai), Centre for Chronic Disease Control (Delhi), Aravind Eye Care System (Pondicherry), Aga Khan University (Karachi, Pakistan), Institute for Research and Development (Battaramulla, Sri Lanka), University of Bristol (Bristol, UK), London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Institute of Child Health at University College London (London, UK) and Newcastle University (Newcastle, UK).
Sangath’s chronic diseases projects are being implemented as part of our involvement with SANCD, which co-hosts our annual course on the development and evaluation of complex interventions. Sangath staff have also attended several SANCD sponsored workshops. Thanks to SANCD, two Sangath members (Dr Amit Dias and Bhargav Bhat) were awarded Commonwealth scholarships to study for MSc degrees (by distance) through the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK.