Reflections from 'Building Collaborative Partnerships for Digital Health Initiatives across the Commonwealth and Beyond' - a Ministerial Side Meeting held during the 72nd Session of the World Health Assembly at Graduate Institute Geneva on 20 May 2019, Geneva, Switzerland.
The World Health Organization recognizes Uddanam as one of the key areas in the world that has long-term kidney problems. Sri Lanka along with Nicaragua in Central America and Uddhanam has the most serious kidney problems. Because of this, 4500 people died in the last decade till 2015 and 34,000 people suffer from kidney disease. The International Nephrology Congress has termed this as 'Uddanam Nephropathy'.
International Women’s Day is celebrated on March 8th around the world every year, with thousands of events taking place throughout the month to mark the economic, political and social achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender equity.
The George Institute for Global Health is pleased to announce the launch of a new partnership with the NCD Alliance (NCDA). The partnership will foster dialogue and dissemination of research on evidence-based policy interventions to address noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), and promote knowledge sharing within the global health community.
Renal services in South Asia are characterized by increasing disease burden and a rapidly growing demand for service and research in the face of inadequate financial and manpower capacity. As a result, people mostly the poor suffering from kidney disease are not getting adequate treatment facilities in these countries.
The George Institute for Global Health presented research at the Safety 2018 World Conference on our drowning prevention projects in India and Bangladesh, on preventing falls for older people, and the Young Lives study.
The George Institute India along with the District collector and Andhra Pradesh Health and Family welfare department, conducted large scale community level awareness sessions at Uddanam region, Srikakulam, Andhra Pradesh
Low-cost community-based approaches to improving child water safety need to be developed along with parental education to improve supervision of children who play near open water bodies in rural areas of West Bengal and other Eastern states where heavy monsoon rains cause frequent flooding of major rivers resulting in a seasonal increase in child drowning deaths.