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Media release: 
22/06/2017

A trial involving more than 11,000 patients has revealed sitting up or lying flat after a stroke makes no difference to their recovery.

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.

Recommendations from the round table will be placed in a bilateral senior official working group that will meet in June.

 World Health Organization (WHO), released Managing speed, a new report, to coincide with the United Nations Road Safety Week. The report suggests that excessive or inappropriate speed contributes to one in every three road traffic fatalities worldwide. Let us support the call to “slow down, save lives”, by spreading awareness and taking measures to address road injuries resulting from speeding.

Dr Jagnoor Jagnoor is head of our Injury Division, India. She leads a number of studies and projects related to road safety and injury in India, and across Asia, Africa and Australia. Dr. Jagnoor is an injury epidemiologist and holds a PhD in injury epidemiology from the University of Sydney.

She has a conjoint appointment as Senior Lecturer at School of Public Health and The John Walsh Centre for Rehabilitation Research. Dr. Jagnoor has published widely in the peer reviewed literature in the field of unintentional injuries

The International Society of Nephrology (ISN) has elected Dr. Vivekanand Jha, Executive Director of the George Institute for Global Health, India and former professor of Nephrology at the Postgraduate Institute for Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh as President of the Society from 2019 to 2021.

Science and medicine were not subjects of dinnertime conversations in the Norton household in Christchurch, New Zealand, but Professor Robyn Norton grew up observing her parents’ commitment to equity and social justice in improving people’s lives. It left an indelible impression on her young mind.

Dr. Pallab Maulik is a leading expert on mental health. He has worked with the World Health Organization, Geneva, on mental health programs and clinically as a psychiatrist in India and Australia.

He is the Deputy Director and Head of Research at The George Institute for Global Health India and a Senior Associate with George Institute for Global Health, University of Oxford. 

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