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Media release: 
24/03/2017

The George Institute for Global Health, India, extends their National Salt Reduction Programme to children, in support of Salt Awareness Week 20-26th March 2017. This work aims to raise awareness of the dangers of eating too much salt for children through a school education programme, teaching them how to eat a healthy diet, low in salt – information they can share with their families. 

World Kidney day this year  is dedicated to the theme of obesity and chronic kidney disease. Data from a large pan-India study that we conducted, only confirms the worst -- obesity is highly prevalent amongst Indians with chronic kidney disease, with over-representation of individuals with disproportionately enlarged waist lines, which is likely to take huge toll on their kidney function. Worse still, women are impacted in more numbers than men.

As a result of significant reductions in maternal and infant mortality over the past few decades, we have much to celebrate in terms of improving health outcomes for people around the world.

Media release: 
02/03/2017

A new report has highlighted a gender divide in the screening of patients for cardiovascular disease – Australia’s number one killer.

“Ethical issues in dialysis therapy", paper published in Lancet 

Realizing that salt reduction in India requires a multi-stakeholder effort, the George Institute for Global Health in association with Arogya World organized the Salt Summit in Delhi on February 9th 2017. 

Abhinav Bassi is a physiotherapist trained in public health, currently working in the capacity of a Research Fellow at the George Institute for Global Health, India. He has a wealth of experience in epidemiological research, policy research, advocacy and civil society network coordination.

In what can be seen as emerging evidence of the access and treatment gap for women visa-vis men, a new study from the George Institute staple has found that women from low socioeconomic backgrounds are 25 per cent more likely to suffer a heart attack than disadvantaged men.

A toolkit to evaluate the quality of health stories published in the Indian newspapers and in the electronic media has been launched to help journalists and health correspondents evaluate media stories on new tests, treatments and procedures, on health advice, health policy and public health stories.

The George Institute for Global Health’s recent study disproving the myth that weather affects back pain or osteoarthritis has been reported all over the world, from Australia to the United States, China, Russia, India, and much more. See the list below and our Media Coverage section for other stories.

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