The George Institute For Global Health
United Kingdom

NCD Research: Mental health, neurology and trauma

Mental health is one of the biggest causes of disability and carries enormous economic burden in India. It is estimated that 1 in every 5 Indians is suffering from some form of mental disorder. Especially in productive age of 20 to 40, mental health illness rate is very high among Indians. Till recently, mental health has been absent from the conversation in healthcare research. Similarly, our research in neurological conditions is around improving outcomes using large scale collaborative research. An example is improving the outcomes of stroke victims using family-led models of rehabilitation, as in the ATTEND trial

Road trauma in India is a significant health and socio-economic burden, which requires urgent attention. An area of focus is to develop evidence around development of better organized systems of trauma care to reduce this growing cause of death and disability – especially in the young. We bring in global expertise of our researchers, and evidence generated elsewhere in the world to India.