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Authored by Mercian Daniel, Program Manager, Mental Health, The George Institute India. Views expressed are personal.

CVD

Cardiovascular disease claims the most lives of any illness. Ahead of World Heart Day on September 29, we offer insights to debunk popular assumptions that affect advances in knowledge and improvements in health.

Mental Health

Mental health problems are some of the most challenging areas of health, but there are steps we can take to ensure they get the necessary attention – and a place within Universal Health Coverage (UHC). Ahead of the UN High-Level Meeting on UHC being held on 23 September, Prof Shekhar Saxena, Distinguished Fellow of The George Institute for Global Health and past Director of the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse at World Health Organisation explains why we need to remember the ‘five I’s’ to support implementation.

Examples of evidence gap map visualisations from the project ‘identifying research gaps: Leptospirosis in India'

You may have heard of evidence gap maps – they have been used in health, social and environmental research for a while now. But, let’s be honest, is it possible some of us glaze over when hearing the words ‘evidence’, ‘gap’ and ‘map’ linked together?

A community health worker in Haryana, India working with community members, using digital technology to screen for and assist in management of diabetes

Authored by Dr Rajani Ved, Distinguished Fellow, Thought leadership program, The George Institute

Yakubu

This article is written by Dr Kenneth Yakubu and was first published on the BMJ Global Health and is reproduced here with their kind permission.

Samina Parveen is a Research Fellow at the George Institute for Global Health. She has completed her Master’s in Public Health from Savitribai Phule Pune University and her Bachelor’s in Microbiology/Biochemistry from St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai

ASHA community health worker

The article 'Hope of the health system, daughter- in-law of community: Reflections on India’s community health worker programme' is written by Dr Devaki Nambiar, Program Head – Health Systems and Equity, The George Institute for Global Health India and Ms Shreya Khaund

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.

Josyula K. Lakshmi’s work focuses on health promotion through awareness-raising, behaviour change and the creation of supportive physical, social and policy environments. She has been in the public health sector for 15 years and joined The George Institute for Global Health two years ago.

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