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By Dr Oommen John

Diabetes mellitus is one of the most important causes of death and disability, crippling healthcare expenditure and reduced productivity posing a huge economic burden in India. According to current estimates, about 12.5% of all Indians have diabetes, half of whom do not know that they have it.

Praveen Devarasetty, Head of the Primary Heath Care Research at the George Institute for Global Health, India, has been elected co-chair of the Global Alliance of Chronic Disease (GACD) Hypertension programme.

Women suffer more, are treated less and have poorer health outcomes

Upgrading blood banks, ensuring availability of trained workforce and low cost innovation to support infrastructure requirements key to ensuring surgical and anesthesia care  

 

Research from the George Institute, Public Health Foundation and Centre for Chronic Disease Control, India highlights the challenge faced by Indian consumers wanting to eat less salt. A survey of 7428 packaged foods showed that less than a third of products had the salt content on the nutrition label.  Almost a quarter of products carried no nutritional details at all.

The George Institute for Global Health welcomes announcement  regarding new health promotion and national dialysis schemes and  hopes that it would be supported with measures to ensure quality and   proper implementation

Armed with an innovative  repertoire of health practices, Dr. Gopal Pai, General Manager, George Clinical, represented the George Institute for Global Health  at the Australia  country session as part of the Make in India Week  in Mumbai last week and showcased George’s contribution to medical and pharmaceutical research. 

In India, dialysis is reserved for the very rich, or to those lucky enough to be eligible for full medical reimbursement, writes Professor Vivekanand Jha.

 

The spread of the zika virus in certain countries of the world has caused enormous concern and has led to an avoidable scare in the national and international media. 

Prevention measures and improved access to better quality care after an injury have brought about a significant decline in the burden of injury in high income regions. However emerging economies such as India, Brazil, Russia, China and South Africa continue to experience disproportionately high rates of injury and few of the declines.

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