What we do

The Indian health landscape is changing rapidly as a consequence of population growth, ageing, lifestyle changes and the rapidly growing pandemics of chronic disease and injury. This is placing unprecedented demands on an already overstretched and underfunded healthcare system.

We are focused on the health challenges in India that cause the greatest loss of life, and the most substantial economic burden, particularly in resource-poor settings.

You won't find us in laboratories or working with microscopes. Instead, we work with communities, hospitals, and a range of healthcare providers, policymakers, governments and other organizations engaged in the business of promoting health and delivering health care.

We are committed to undertaking research and identifying practical approaches towards better treatments, better care and healthier societies.

Our priorities

We develop innovative, affordable and evidence-based solutions to the world’s biggest health problems by conducting large-scale clinical trials, epidemiological studies, health systems research, and population-based studies.

We look beyond single diseases, across the life course, to identify patient-centred approaches to care that can be implemented at scale.

Our research projects

The George Institute has a wide range of ongoing research projects in 21 States in India, focusing on primary health care, health equity, cardio-metabolic diseases and mental health. Our researchers also collaborate in projects in other countries.

Our projects are looking at the best ways to improve the state of health of people and societies, prevent and treat disease, improve access to evidence-based care, remove inequities, develop policy, and implement and scale up proven solutions for the benefit of millions of people.

Our publications

With over 8,000 publications and other academic outputs globally and over 350 publications in India, we have already brought in much needed evidence to effectively and sustainably transform care and health systems globally.

Our work is regularly published in leading biomedical journals, including The Lancet, New England Journal of Medicine and the Journal of the American Medical Association, and is influencing guidelines and practice worldwide.