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Realizing that salt reduction in India requires a multi-stakeholder effort, the George Institute for Global Health in association with Arogya World organized the Salt Summit in Delhi on February 9th 2017. 

In what can be seen as emerging evidence of the access and treatment gap for women visa-vis men, a new study from the George Institute staple has found that women from low socioeconomic backgrounds are 25 per cent more likely to suffer a heart attack than disadvantaged men.

A toolkit to evaluate the quality of health stories published in the Indian newspapers and in the electronic media has been launched to help journalists and health correspondents evaluate media stories on new tests, treatments and procedures, on health advice, health policy and public health stories.

The George Institute for Global Health’s recent study disproving the myth that weather affects back pain or osteoarthritis has been reported all over the world, from Australia to the United States, China, Russia, India, and much more. See the list below and our Media Coverage section for other stories.

Chronic kidney disease is now recognized as a major medical problem worldwide. The Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study 2015 ranked chronic kidney disease 17th among the causes of deaths globally (age-standardized annual death rate of 19.2 deaths per 100,000 population). In many countries, chronic kidney disease is now among the top five causes of death. In India, GBD 2015 ranks chronic kidney disease as the eighth leading cause of death.

In a major initiative to tackle the growing burden of cardiovascular risk among the Indonesian population, the SMARThealth Extend study was launched at Pendopo Kabupaten Malang in Indonesia earlier last week by Yayuk Rendra Kresna, the Chairman of the Women’s Family Welfare Program in in the presence of 300 participants including 48 health cadres, 33 nurse coordinators from 33 Kecamatan or sub-districts, 33 Heads of Puskesmas, and 4 villages head government staff.

The George Institute for Global Health India, rallied behind health and industry experts who gathered at an event here today calling for meaningful collaborations among stakeholders for building an ecosystem for prevention of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), including diabetes and cancer, at workplaces.

By Dr Vivekanand Jha

Organ donation is a miracle of modern medicine, made possible on the back of that act of supreme human charity – willingness to donate an organ – either of oneself, or that of a loved one (in the case of deceased donors) even in the face of tragedy.

The George Institute for Global Health has won the “Excellence in Research and Development between Australia and India” award from the Australia India Business Council (AIBC).

By Dr Vivekanand Jha. First published in The Deccan Herald.

It is not surprising to know that India has some of the worst records in terms of gender equality. According to the 2014 United Nations Development Programme report, India occupied the 130th rank amongst a list of 188 countries. Women have traditionally suffered from the stigma of being less valuable in the families, have a lower share of household income, weaker bargaining power, poorer political participation and are more likely to be the victims of domestic violence. What’s more ironical is that most of the women’s issues, including those related to health, are framed by men.

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