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“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.

Media release: 

New research from The George Institute for Global Health has revealed the weather plays no part in the symptoms associated with either back pain or osteoarthritis.

Chronic kidney disease is now recognized as a major medical problem worldwide. The Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study 2015 ranked chronic kidney disease 17th among the causes of deaths globally (age-standardized annual death rate of 19.2 deaths per 100,000 population). In many countries, chronic kidney disease is now among the top five causes of death. In India, GBD 2015 ranks chronic kidney disease as the eighth leading cause of death.

Media release: 

Scaling up pilot projects in the area of technology-enabled health care delivery requires a concerted effort that involves going beyond the quick fixes and working towards a sustainable health solution that can help tackle the rising burden of communicable and non-communicable diseases in the country.

In a major initiative to tackle the growing burden of cardiovascular risk among the Indonesian population, the SMARThealth Extend study was launched at Pendopo Kabupaten Malang in Indonesia earlier last week by Yayuk Rendra Kresna, the Chairman of the Women’s Family Welfare Program in in the presence of 300 participants including 48 health cadres, 33 nurse coordinators from 33 Kecamatan or sub-districts, 33 Heads of Puskesmas, and 4 villages head government staff.