Taxes on soft drinks, alcohol and tobacco are a powerful response to rising rates of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) worldwide, according to the most comprehensive analysis to date of evidence on expenditure, behaviour and socio-economic status, published today in The Lancet.
To mark World Kidney Day and International Women’s Day, The George Institute for Global Health in collaboration with Arogya World held a panel discussion on Wednesday, 7th March 2018, to highlight the impact of kidney disease on women’s health and call for renewed efforts to improve maternal and fetal outcomes and women’s access to kidney care, as well as better prevention policies.
Digital health leaders from around the globe met at the inaugural International Digital Health Symposium in Sydney to learn from different global approaches to digital innovation that are inclusive, evidence-based, and support sustainable, high quality health and care.
The George Institute for Global Health welcomes the healthcare push provided by the Union Finance Minister Mr. Arun Jaitley in his budget proposals for the year 2018-19. Dr Vivekanand Jha, Executive Director, George Institute for Global Health, India, shares views on key welcome highlights from the health budget.
Girls who start their periods before they turn 12 are at greater risk of developing heart disease and stroke in later life, according to a new study of nearly 300,000 women in the UK by The George Institute for Global Health at the University of Oxford.
Type -2 diabetes is the world’s fastest growing chronic disease. 35-40% of women in India with Gestational Diabetes Mellitus run the risk of developing type-2 diabetes within 5 years of giving birth while only 17.5% of women in India are aware of this disease and its complications.
Researchers fromThe George Institute for Global Health conducted a systematic review to understand and analyse the ethical standards reported in peer-reviewed verbal autopsy studies. The results of this systematic review show that although there has been an increase in ethical reporting for verbal autopsy studies, there still remains a large gap in reporting.