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Monday, 25 November, 2019 - 09:00 to Friday, 29 November, 2019 - 17:00

Visthar, Bangalore, India

Media release: 

NEW DELHI, Nov 7. The George Institute for Global Health in India (TGI)  and the Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) have joined hands to promote public health research in India and to build the capacity of budding researchers to do cutting-edge research in the area. The partnership is focussed on addressing real-world health challenges through development and testing of innovative solutions that bridge the gap between research and policy.

A satellite session of the Health Equity Network India at the COPASAH Global Symposium 2019.

In mid-October, the Global Symposium for COPASAH 2019 organised a day of satellite sessions prior to the symposium launch on 15 October 2019. The Health Equity Network India or HENI organised a workshop as a satellite session titled ‘Social accountability experiences for improving access to quality health services for indigenous, excluded communities & those in fragile contexts: HENI (Health Equity Network India) perspectives’.

Media release: 

NEW DELHI, OCT 24. Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHAs) can deliver culturally appropriate comprehensive care for Non Communicable Diseases (NCD) if provided with appropriate training and supervision to maintain quality of service, and adequately remunerated to keep them motivated. Community embeddedness, supporting infrastructure with suitable remuneration schemes are critical for success of any program based on Community Health Workers (CHWs).

Media release: 

NEW DELHI, OCT 15. In what can be considered as a very important step in the care of patients with kidney disease in India, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has come up with guidelines for establishing peritoneal dialysis services under the Pradhan Mantri National Dialysis Program. It has also requested all States to include proposals for establishing peritoneal dialysis under their respective program implementation plans.

Tuesday, 15 October, 2019 - 09:30 to 16:30

ISI, Lodhi Road, New Delhi, India

Authored by Mercian Daniel, Program Manager, Mental Health, The George Institute India. Views expressed are personal.


Cardiovascular disease claims the most lives of any illness. Ahead of World Heart Day on September 29, we offer insights to debunk popular assumptions that affect advances in knowledge and improvements in health.

Mental Health

Mental health problems are some of the most challenging areas of health, but there are steps we can take to ensure they get the necessary attention – and a place within Universal Health Coverage (UHC). Ahead of the UN High-Level Meeting on UHC being held on 23 September, Prof Shekhar Saxena, Distinguished Fellow of The George Institute for Global Health and past Director of the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse at World Health Organisation explains why we need to remember the ‘five I’s’ to support implementation.

Media release: 

NEW DELHI, SEPT 10. Compared with usual care, the triple-pill strategy is cost-effective for patients with mild-to-moderate hypertension. Scaled up investment in the triple pill for hypertension management should be supported to address the high population burden of cardiovascular disease.