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.
Technology-enabled screening and assessment of cardio-vascular risk by village level health workers, coupled with a referral and treatment system involving doctors in primary health centres, has considerable scope of ensuring that people in rural areas have a heart that can stay healthy for a longer time, a new study by the George Institute for Global Health India has found.
A new study published in The Lancet shows good progress has been made around the world in achieving some of the UN agreed global health goals, including reducing childhood mortality, providing family planning and the rollout of universal healthcare.
On the occasion of World Sepsis day this week, the George Institute for Global Health has called for a national public awareness campaign, saying that it kills more people than breast or prostrate cancer combined. Awareness about this, however, is quite low in different parts of the world including in India.