The George Institute For Global Health
United Kingdom

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NEW DELHI, Nov 7. The George Institute for Global Health in India (TGI)  and the Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) have joined hands to promote public health research in India and to build the capacity of budding researchers to do cutting-edge research in the area. The partnership is focussed on addressing real-world health challenges through development and testing of innovative solutions that bridge the gap between research and policy.

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NEW DELHI, OCT 24. Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHAs) can deliver culturally appropriate comprehensive care for Non Communicable Diseases (NCD) if provided with appropriate training and supervision to maintain quality of service, and adequately remunerated to keep them motivated. Community embeddedness, supporting infrastructure with suitable remuneration schemes are critical for success of any program based on Community Health Workers (CHWs).

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NEW DELHI, OCT 15. In what can be considered as a very important step in the care of patients with kidney disease in India, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has come up with guidelines for establishing peritoneal dialysis services under the Pradhan Mantri National Dialysis Program. It has also requested all States to include proposals for establishing peritoneal dialysis under their respective program implementation plans.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.   

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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.

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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.