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Limited access to essential medicines for treating chronic diseases is a major challenge in low and middle-income countries. Although India is the largest manufacturer of generic medicines, there is a paucity of information on availability, price and affordability of essential anti-cancer medicines used for treating childhood cancers. 

For the first time, the World Health Organisation’s World Health Statistics have this year been disaggregated by sex. This is an important step forward in the drive to identify and understand gender inequalities, and one that is to be welcomed wholeheartedly.

kidney patients in Uddanam

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'.

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Dr Vivekanand Jha took over as the President of the International Society of Nephrology (ISN) today at the conclusion of the World Congress of Nephrology at Melbourne, Australia.

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A new treatment for people with diabetes and kidney disease reduced kidney failure rates by a third, according to a landmark study.

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NSES 2019

The first-ever National Symposium on Evidence Synthesis for Medicine, Public Health and Social Development (NSES 2019) organised by The George Institute for Global Health, India and the Campbell Collaboration in the Capital concluded on Friday with a clarion call to young researchers, knowledge brokers and policy-makers to work together to usher in the evidence revolution and ensure that the fields of public health, medicine and social development are informed by good science.

NSES 2019
Wednesday, 10 April, 2019 - 16:00 to Friday, 12 April, 2019 - 16:00

New Delhi, India

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The George Institute for Global Health India, and the University of Oxford UK, jointly hosted two national stakeholder meetings, in New Delhi on 29th March 2019 and in Vijayawada on 1st April, to identify priorities and challenges to integrate screening and management of non-communicable diseases into maternal and child health services in India.

Prof Vivekanand Jha, Executive Director, The George Institute for Global Health India on Universal Health Coverage on the occasion of World Health Day, 7th April 2019

high risk pregnancies
Friday, 29 March, 2019 - 09:00 to Monday, 1 April, 2019 - 17:15

India International Centre Annexe, New Delhi, on 29th March 2019
D V Manor Hotel, Vijayawada, on 1st April 2019