The George Institute for Global Health, India, extends their National Salt Reduction Programme to children, in support of Salt Awareness Week 20-26th March 2017. This work aims to raise awareness of the dangers of eating too much salt for children through a school education programme, teaching them how to eat a healthy diet, low in salt – information they can share with their families.
Scaling up pilot projects in the area of technology-enabled health care delivery requires a concerted effort that involves going beyond the quick fixes and working towards a sustainable health solution that can help tackle the rising burden of communicable and non-communicable diseases in the country.
Bringing together skills in both medical and computer sciences, the George Institute for Global Health India has launched a unique mobile phone-based application for remote monitoring and management of those undergoing home based peritoneal dialysis.
The George Institute for Global Health India’s unique mobile phone-based application for remote monitoring and management of those undergoing home based peritoneal dialysis – which assists in self-monitoring of their health from the comfort of their own homes – has won a Commonwealth Digital Health Award 2016 for m-health in low and middle income countries.
The Economist Intelligence Unit has published the Asia-Pacific Mental Health Integration Index in which it listed 15 countries from the region and ranked them based on scores obtained for governance, environment, opportunities and access to treatment. India figures in the lower half for each of those indices, with Australia and New Zealand figuring at the top.