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Media release: 
13/09/2019

NEW DELHI, SEPT 10. Compared with usual care, the triple-pill strategy is cost-effective for patients with mild-to-moderate hypertension. Scaled up investment in the triple pill for hypertension management should be supported to address the high population burden of cardiovascular disease.

Media release: 
10/09/2019

NEW DELHI, SEPT 10, Improved education of healthcare providers and follow-up of women with hypertensive disorders and diabetes during pregnancy are needed to limit future risk of cardio metabolic disease, finds new research from The George Institute for Global Health.

Media release: 
06/09/2019

SYDNEY, SEPT 6 - A new meta-analysis published in Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology today has found that SGLT2 inhibitors can reduce the risk of dialysis, transplantation, or death due to kidney disease in people with type 2 diabetes.

Media release: 
05/09/2019

Kolkata, Sept 5. A study being conducted jointly by The George Institute for Global Health and the Child in Need Institute in the Sundarbans region of West Bengal has revealed that drowning is major cause of child mortality in the region.

Media release: 
28/08/2019

Low cost mobile technology developed in Australia and piloted in India shifts the dial on cardiovascular risk in rural Indonesia

NEW DELHI, AUG 29.  An Indo-Australian-developed mobile app supported system that helps health systems identify and better manage people at high risk of cardiovascular disease has been shown to improve the use of appropriate medications and lower blood pressure in rural Indonesian communities. The application was developed in Australia and piloted in India with great success and is now being taken to other countries.   

Media release: 
26/08/2019

Women and children, particularly girls, face a vicious cycle of exclusion from civil registration, according to a new report by the Centre of Excellence for CRVS. Lack of birth registration leaves children vulnerable throughout their lives as they don’t have evidence of basic identification information such as name or age.

Media release: 
21/08/2019
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Packaged food in India has been ranked lowest in terms of its healthiness in a major global survey of packaged foods and drinks.

Media release: 
20/08/2019

First-of-its kind three day workshop on rapid evidence synthesis being held in Delhi from Aug 19 to 21. 

Media release: 
06/08/2019

In what could come as a big boost to entrepreneurs working to promote healthcare through innovations across the globe, UNSW Sydney and The George Institute for Global Health (TGI) have joined forces to launch a program designed to accelerate and scale up health focused start-ups. This programme is called Health10x.

Media release: 
31/07/2019

Including fixed dose combinations on Essential Medicine List will improve availability, affordability for 1 billion

The George Institute for Global Health welcomes the addition of fixed dose combinations (FDCs) of blood pressure (BP) lowering drugs to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Essential Medicines List (EML) in response to an application filed by Resolve to Save Lives (RTSL), an initiative of vital strategies, the George Institute and other partners.

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