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This International Women’s Day, Josyula K. Lakshmi presses for progress.

 

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).

Media release: 
01/02/2018

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.

Media release: 
15/01/2018

Girls who start their periods before they turn 12 are at greater risk of developing heart disease and stroke in later life, according to a new study of nearly 300,000 women in the UK by The George Institute for Global Health at the University of Oxford. 

Dr. Devaki Nambiar joined The George Institute for Global Health India in November 2017 as Program Head – Health Systems and Equity. She has a doctorate in public health from Johns Hopkins University and has over a decade of research experience in over half a dozen countries and as many Indian states.

Prof. Vivekanand Jha, Executive Director, The George Institute for Global Health in India speaks about the need to fix the India health system to ensure no one is excluded from the Right to Health

The George Institute for Global Health organised a panel discussion on road traffic injuries as part of its 10th Anniversary celebrations on December 15, 2017. The panel discussed current priorities for achieving road safety targets in India and took stock of the prioritised actions for the UN Decade for Road Safety, following the Phuket commitment which was signed by the ministers in the SEAR region.

Australian High Commissioner to India, Ms Harinder Kaur Sidhu gave away the prizes to winners of an essay writing competition on adolescent health organized by The George Institute for Global Health India during the 10th year anniversary event on December 15, 2017, at the India Habitat Centre, New Delhi

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