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World Hypertension Day is celebrated every year on 17th of May to raise the public awareness about hypertension, its preventive measures and complications.
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Wearing motor-cycle helmets is an effective way of reducing risk and yet, the wearing rate remains low in India and other low and middle income countries. For the first time, the new motor-vehicle rules which have been presented in the Indian Parliament recently highlight measures addressing child safety, and this must be extended to enforce motor-cycle helmet wearing in children.
A major national daily from India, The Hindu, has highlighted key research from The George Institute for Global Health in The Global Surgery 2030 Commission, published in The Lancet medical journal.
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Dr Praveen Devarsetty, Senior Research Fellow at The George Institute for Global Health India, has been featured for his research into how mHealth technology can be used as a low cost, high impact healthcare tool in the latest Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases Annual Report.