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Media release: 
17/05/2018

Experts who participated in a roundtable discussion on Progress towards Universal Health Coverage in India made an impassioned plea to the Government for increase in health financing and putting in place governance structures for strategic purchasing to prepare for an efficient roll out of the National Health Protection Scheme (NHPS).

Media release: 
19/04/2018

Increasing numbers of people worldwide are suffering life-long disability and dying prematurely due to the ineffective treatment of people with multiple health conditions, a new report suggests. 

Media release: 
18/04/2018

An innovative mobile device-based health app to enable people in India to access essential diabetes care has been launched by The George Institute for Global Health, India.

Media release: 
05/04/2018

Taxes on soft drinks, alcohol and tobacco are a powerful response to rising rates of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) worldwide, according to the most comprehensive analysis to date of evidence on expenditure, behaviour and socio-economic status, published today in The Lancet.

Media release: 
08/03/2018

To mark World Kidney Day and International Women’s Day, The George Institute for Global Health in collaboration with Arogya World held a panel discussion on Wednesday, 7th March 2018, to highlight the impact of kidney disease on women’s health and call for renewed efforts to improve maternal and fetal outcomes and women’s access to kidney care, as well as better prevention policies.

Media release: 
21/02/2018

Digital health leaders from around the globe met at the inaugural International Digital Health Symposium in Sydney to learn from different global approaches to digital innovation that are inclusive, evidence-based, and support sustainable, high quality health and care. 

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.

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. 

Media release: 
13/11/2017
Women and Diabetes

Type -2 diabetes is the world’s fastest growing chronic disease.  35-40% of women in India with Gestational Diabetes Mellitus run the risk of developing type-2 diabetes within 5 years of giving birth while only 17.5% of women in India are aware of this disease and its complications.

Media release: 
08/11/2017
Smog in Delhi

Prof. Vivekanand Jha, Executive Director, The George Institute for Global Health in India comments on the SMOG crisis in New Delhi.

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