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World Health Day and infection related kidney injury

Even as the world health day this year is dedicated to reducing the scourge of vector-borne diseases, here is a fact that will shock you - infections are responsible for a substantial portion of community Acquired Kidney Injury (AKI) in India. Read More >>

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SMART Health India to fight chronic disease in West Godavari district

The George Institute for Global Health India, is now gearing up to launch a large-scale research project in 55 villages to bridge the implementation gap in blood pressure control in rural Andhra Pradesh. Read more >>

Annual Oxford India Summit 2014

The Annual Oxford India Summit 2014 took place from 14-16 March 2014 at the India International Centre (IIC) in New Delhi. The panel had Nata Menabde, WHO Representative to India, Dr Vivekanand Jha, Executive Director, George Institute for Global Health, India; Dr. Srinath Reddy of Public Health Foundation of India, Dr. Balram Bhargava from AIIMS, Ranjit Roychaudhuri (Apollo) and Mandar vaidya from McKinsey. The panel was moderated by Ms Amrita Tripathi, a senior anchor from a prominent media group, Network 18.

Management of Hip Fractures in Older People in India

It is estimated that by 2020, almost 20% of the Indian population will be older than 60 years, and the annual incidence of hip fractures will reach 600,000. Based on current mortality data, an estimated 40% of these individuals will die within a year. Read more >>

Dr Jeyaraj Pandian, Christian Medical College, Ludhiana

Dr Jeyaraj Pandian, President of the World Stroke Association is a key collaborator in the ATTEND trial which aims to bring the cost of stroke rehabilitation down by involving the family members. He made a presentation on the project at the Indian stroke association meeting in Kerala.

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Media spotlight

A survey on 7124 packaged food products conducted by the George Institute for Global Health, India, has revealed that only 27 per cent are following salt labeling guidelines. The survey received widespread media coverage.

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Global News Update

Food Switch launched in the UK

Switch to healthier food and drink choices with UK’s first ever ‘FoodSwitch’ app.


Improving quality of care in China 

Important gaps have been identified in the hospital treatment of people with heart attack or severe angina.


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Pallab C. Maullik, Deputy Drector, George Institute for Global Health, India has been awarded the Welcome Trust -- DBT fellowship for conducting research on common mental disorders.


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The George Institute - India eNewsletter #1 - May 2014

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