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.
Dr Rajmohan Panda, is a Senior Specialist - Health Systems Research and Process Evaluation at The George Institute for Global Health India. He has led large operational research projects in India and has considerable experience in the application of mixed methodology and epidemiological study designs for project evaluation.
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.
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.
George Institute for Global Health India as part of its 10th Anniversary in collaboration with University of New South Wales, Sydney ran an India Health Innovation Contest. We received several pathbreaking innovative and transformative ideas for healthcare delivery in India. Two winners were selected and awarded a cash prize of INR 25,000 each along with an opportunity to jointly work on their proposed ideas with The George Institute India and UNSW Sydney.
Countdown to 2030 (CD2030) recently published its first report on ‘Tracking progress towards universal coverage for women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health'. Dr Devaki Nambiar, Program Head for Health Systems & Equity, The George Institute for Global Health India, is part of the Equity Thematic Working Group for CD2030 and co-authored a section of the report, ‘Health Equity is paramount to achieving Universal Health Coverage’ (pages 43-51).
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.
A systematic review on ‘Withdrawal of antihypertensive medication’ by Prof. Van der Wardt published in the Journal of Hypertension in September 2017 defines ‘successful withdrawal’ of antihypertensive medication as ‘not having a follow-up measure above a hypertension threshold’. Dr. Abdul Salam, Senior Research Fellow, The George Institute India and Dr. Anthony Rodgers, Professor of Global Health, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW Sydney disagree with the implication that the rises in BP that would inevitably occur with treatment withdrawal are safe if they do not go above hypertension threshold.