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.
The George Institute for Global Health, India, as part of the urban health project in Vijayawada funded by the HCL Foundation, conducted an eye camp in Ranigari Thota in partnership with Akira Eye Hospital on Saturday, 28th of July at the community centre within one of the selected slums.
The National Health Systems Resource Centre (NHSRC), established to provide technical support to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare’s flagship, National Health Protection Mission, and the George Institute for Global Health, an academic research institute, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to promote evidence-based healthcare delivery in the primary health care scheme being rolled out by the Government of India.
Stroke survivors, their family members and carers who participated in the ATTEND trial, a large trial involving 1250 patients across 14 medical centres in the country, see family-led rehabilitation of stroke survivors as a necessary model of care for poor and rural populations who cannot access rehabilitation.
A general health screening camp was held on 24th of June at the community centre in Krishnalanka Karakatta, one of the biggest urban slums in the city of Vijayawada by The George Institute for Global Health, India as part of an urban health project in Vijayawada funded by the HCL Foundation.
Falls are an emerging public health issue in India and a major cause of mortality and morbidity globally. It is estimated that 75 per cent of the fall injuries occur in low and middle-income countries and the impact set to rise as the population ages.