Wearing motor-cycle helmets is an effective way of reducing risk and yet, the wearing rate remains low in India and other low and middle income countries. For the first time, the new motor-vehicle rules which have been presented in the Indian Parliament recently highlight measures addressing child safety, and this must be extended to enforce motor-cycle helmet wearing in children.
Less than 10% of Indian patients with advanced kidney failure patients have access to Renal Replacement Therapy, while up to 70% of those starting dialysis die or stop treatment, due to cost, within the first 3 months.
The George Institute for Global Health, in partnership with UNICEF and Reuters, has endeavoured to develop educational programs for journalists in an effort to address the challenges of public health starting with improving immunization coverage and vaccine up-take in India.
Wireless networks now reach over 80 per cent of India’s population and therefore SMART Health India has the potential to revolutionise the delivery of essential healthcare to those who previously had little or no access.