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.
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.
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.