Anamaya - The Tribal Health Collaborative

Piramal Swasthya Management and Research Institute

Anamaya, meaning 'being free of suffering', will improve the health and wellbeing of Indian tribal populations through community participation, system strengthening, and knowledge development.

Last Updated: February 2024

Executive Summary

Tribal people in India face several critical health issues , often leading to a reduced life expectancy and quality of life. A tribal person dies almost 4 years before a non-tribal person. Tribal communities account for 50% of malarial deaths in the country. Tuberculosis (TB) is almost 5 times more prevalent and leads to more TB-related deaths amongst them. A tribal woman is twice as likely to die during pregnancy and childbirth.

Anamaya: The Tribal Health Collaborative, launched collectively by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, and the Piramal Foundation, is committed to end an estimated 500,000 preventable deaths among 104 million tribal and marginalized population across India. Anamaya will engage with the tribal communities and those working with them, to listen, learn, and leverage their voices through our work on Communitisation of healthcare, curate and create Knowledge to inform tribal health agenda, and contribute towards Strengthening the Public Health System. The collaborative aspires to augment India’s pursuit to achieve the Global Goals, especially the SDG 2 (Zero Hunger) and 3 (Good Health and Wellbeing) targets on nutrition and health respectively.

Organization Details
Lead Organization

Piramal Swasthya Management and Research Institute

Organization Headquarters
Hyderābād, Telangana, India
Organization ID
Number of Full-time Employees
> 1,000
Annual Operating Budget
$10.1 to 25 Million

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The urgency and the complexity of tribal health and nutrition brought together Piramal Foundation and its development partners to lay the foundation of Anamaya in 2021. Over the past year, the collaborative impacted over 10 million tribal and marginalized people across 175 tribal districts, with the support of Ministry of Tribal Affairs and the collaborative partners.

Anamaya works with the tribal community and development partners through multiple projects. Tribal TB initiative supports the National Tuberculosis Elimination Program in 175 tribal districts covering over 16 million people. Tribal TB’s Aashwasan campaign screened 1 million population for TB, identifying 10,249 new TB positive cases. The maternal and child health project, Saksham, is functioning in the five districts of Assam and Chhattisgarh and so far, has benefitted 12,000 pregnant women through wage compensation scheme amounting more than USD109,000. The World Diabetes Foundation NCD project has benefitted over 500,000 diabetes & hypertension patients.

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