The Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) is a public private initiative working towards a healthier India. Along with its network of Indian Institutes of Public Health, it is helping to build capacity in education, training, research, and policy development in Public Health.

The Wellcome Trust funded a 5-year collaborative programme to support the capacity-building aims of the PHFI in December 2008. An extension grant was awarded in 2013 to build on the earlier WT award by strengthening the research competency of returning and recently recruited PhDs and helping them become fully-fledged, independent researchers.