Anand Mahindra elected Chairperson of PHFI
The Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) on Wednesday said Mahindra group Chairman and Managing Director Anand Mahindra has been elected as its Chairperson for a term of three years.
New Delhi: The Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) on Wednesday said Mahindra group Chairman and Managing Director Anand Mahindra has been elected as its Chairperson for a term of three years.
Mahindra succeeds NR Narayana Murthy, Infosys founder, Executive Chairman, who has held the position since July 2011, PHFI said in a statement.
Commenting on the unanimous election, Murthy said: "I am delighted that the PHFI Board has elected Anand Mahindra as Chairperson. I am confident that his outstanding leadership will provide the inspiration and impetus that will enable PHFI to scale new heights of accomplishment in the pursuit of its mission to serve the Indian people."
Public health cannot be the responsibility of the government alone, it requires the involvement of civil society, private sector, communities and individuals, he added.
"India needs a collective response from all these stakeholders in order to realise its dream of improved health and access to healthcare for all," Murthy said.
Accepting the position as Chairperson PHFI, Mahindra said: "Since inception, the PHFI has contributed immensely to strengthening India's public health capabilities and performance through a model public-private partnership."
Established in 2006 as a public-private initiative, PHFI is an independent foundation headquartered in the Capital. With an aim for a healthier India, it helps build public health institutional and systems capacity in India.
It is managed by a governing board comprising senior government officials, eminent Indian and international academic and scientific leaders, civil society representatives and corporate leaders.