The George Institute India COVID-19 Response -Standing in Solidarity
The George Institute for Global Health is monitoring the evolving COVID-19 situation in India closely. Our researchers are contributing to the national COVID-19 response: creating awareness among communities, especially on hand-washing and social distancing. We have extended this awareness drive to include our collaborating partners.
Our researchers are working with the Central and State Governments and providing assistance and advice in mounting a comprehensive and a whole of society and whole of community approach to the pandemic. This has included providing advice on a more comprehensive approach to quarantining, sharing evidence on the vulnerability of patients with chronic diseases to COVID-19, for example, kidney patients and those on dialysis.
We generated new evidence through rapid evidence synthesis on the role of frontline health workers and how they can be protected with adequate personal protective equipment and training and are providing technical advice to the Government to mount a COVID-19 innovation challenge.
A major focus for the George Institute is the safety and well-being of our staff. To that end, we are putting in place plans to ensure they are supported in their work and life. We are monitoring external events closely and adjusting our response, ensuring it includes staff, partners, participants in studies and sustainability of research programs.
With centres in four countries (Australia, China, India and the UK) and offices and staff in many others, we are part of a global family experienced in operating across multiple time zones with flexible working hours, and well suited to working remotely. The current disruptions notwithstanding, we continue with our core business, which is conducting research to deliver on our mission to improve the health of millions of people worldwide