Launched in 2021, the Collaborative for Air Pollution and Health Effects Research–India (CAPHER-India) is the first national network focused on air pollution and health effects research in India.
The network brings together teams of researchers from various scientific disciplines including atmospheric chemistry, air pollution measurement and modeling, epidemiology, biostatistics, medicine, basic sciences and health policy. CAPHER-India is coordinated by the All India Institute for Medical Sciences (AIIMS-Delhi), in collaboration with the Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi (IIT-Delhi). The network is supported by the Health Effects Institute (HEI).
CAPHER-India network aims to:
- Build partnerships among research institutions to develop and implement research studies on health effects of air pollution.
- Facilitate development of collaborative research proposals to fill critical evidence gaps.
- Conduct capacity building exercises targeted at researchers who are at the beginning of their careers.