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Less than 10% of Indian patients with advanced kidney failure patients have access to Renal Replacement Therapy, while up to 70% of those starting dialysis die or stop treatment, due to cost, within the first 3 months.
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The George Institute for Global Health, in partnership with UNICEF and Reuters, has endeavoured to develop educational programs for journalists in an effort to address the challenges of public health starting with improving immunization coverage and vaccine up-take in India.
India needs to resist controversial trend to change guidelines for people with diabetes and continue focus on aggressive, targeted blood pressure lowering treatment.
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Sudhir Raj's work at The George Institute is focused on two projects, the NHMRC-GACD funded program 'Developing the evidence base for a national salt reduction program for India', and ‘Science of salt’ project funded by the Canadian Stroke Network and the George Institute for Global Health.