The Global Burden of Disease (GBD) 2016 data released on 15th September reveals that Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) & Injuries continue to be the main cause of death among people of all age-group in India.
Our research on hip fracture in older adults reveals vital gaps in the management of older people with hip fractures against the recommended best practices.
Hip-fracture in older adults is one of the major public health issue in India and requires high quality of interdisciplinary care. The global burden of hip fractures is estimated to increase significantly from an around 1.7 million in 1990 to 6.3 million in 2050. These increases are primarily the consequence of improved life expectancy, especially in emerging economies.
The George Institute for Global Health, in collaboration with Chandigarh Commission for Protection of Child Rights and School of Public Health, PGIMER launched #EatLessSalt, a “Salt Literacy Campaign” in schools of Chandigarh. The campaign aims to spread awareness and sensitize school children and their families on the harmful effects of excess salt in our diet.
The round table meeting was hosted on 28th August 2017 by The George Institute for Global Health India in partnership with other organisations. It brought together key stakeholders to discuss the issues related to tribal mental health- resulting in a detailed report with key recommendations on how to address the tribal mental health issues in India.
With the aim of initiating dialogue around various aspects of women’s health, The George Institute for Global Health along with the Indian Council of Medical Research The roundtable brought together government representatives, researchers, academics, funding agencies and institutional bodies to reflect and deliberate on the key issues pertaining to women’s healthin New Delhi on August 10.
We organized a media workshop Road Safety and Injury on 16th June in New delhi in association with World Health Organisation. The workshop aimed at providing an overview of regional burden of road traffic injuries and a forum to discuss evidence-based approach for covering road safety and injury stories.
The GESI Network membership will allow us to share expertise, experiences and collaborate with other members to conduct evidence synthesizes in various disciplines and help expand our role in generating evidence to support decision making in policy and practice, both locally in India and globally in other Low and Middle Income Countries (LMICs).
Our salt project has received a positive response from Chandigarh Commission for Protection of Child Rights to partner with government and private schools for our campaign. We aim to launch the activity in the month of August.