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.
Medhavi Gupta is a PhD student, currently undertaking her research at The George Institute for Global Health, Injury division. Her research focus is on drowning prevention, in particular, the development and evaluation of drowning reduction programs in Bangladesh and India.
Underscoring the urgent need for countries like India to put women’s cancers on the map of the public health agenda, the Vice-Chancellor of UNSW Sydney, Prof Ian Jacobs today said India can benefit immensely from the global experience on screening and prevention in the area of ovarian and cervical cancers.
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.