The research collaboration will explore lifestyle modification as a means to delay the onset of type 2 diabetes in women who have had diabetes in pregnancy (gestational diabetes) in India, Bangladesh and Srilanka.
Researchers from the George Institute for Global Health, New Delhi and the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, have found that nutritional vitamin D supplementation improved vascular function and reduced inflammation in patients with early stage of chronic kidney disease.
Recognizing the shortage of public health research professionals in the country, the George Institute for Global Health, India will organize a training program aimed at increasing the research capacity of early and mid-career health researchers with a particular focus on public health research methods.
In an example of South-South collaboration, researchers from India and China have together discovered cost-effective ways to improve the quality of primary care and clinical outcomes in resource-limited settings which could have major benefits for the general population.
Chief Operating Officer of The George Institute for Global Health, Tim Regan, has accompanied Australian delegates to Hyderabad, India, for trade mission talks with Indian officials and business leaders.