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Study to explore care seeking behavior of older adults with hip fracture in Odisha

Preliminary data emerging from a study on "Care seeking behavior of older adults with hip fracture in Odisha’’ has underscored the need for a quick decision to seek care to avoid delays resulting in death. 
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India, China, Indonesia, Pakistan and Nigeria reveal shocking preventable death rates from gaps in kidney failure treatment – says latest global research

Latest research by The George Institute for Global Health published today in The Lancet shows that each year more than two million people globally die unnecessarily because they cannot access treatment for kidney failure (dialysis or a kidney transplant)
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After PGI, George Institute signs MoU with CMC Ludhiana

The George Institute for Global Health has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Christian Medical College Ludhiana Society to further collaboration in the area of public health education and research.
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UNICEF and The George Institute for Global Health partner up to improve immunization coverage in India

In an effort to address the challenges of public health reporting, The George Institute for Global Health in collaboration with UNICEF, Oxford University and Reuters is working on a critical appraisal skills programme for journalists. The programme will train journalists to report on health issues in a fair, complete and balanced way. Challenges to routine immunisation will be taken up as a case study and the media will learn how to report extensively on the issue without creating a scare.
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Sudhir Raj -- Committed to improving the health of the disadvantaged

Sudhir is supporting in the implementation of population survey and qualitative research components as well as collating data from research articles in the area of salt for a newsletter on a regular basis to be uploaded to a website for dissemination.
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Media Spotlight

Have a heart, save a kidney
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TGI hosts mobile health workshop

Dr. D. Praveen from India participated in a two day workshop on 13-14 January at Oxford University involving a network of government, academia, the private sector, civil society officials
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New research shows US/EU relaxation of diabetes blood pressure lowering guidelines ignore evidence, endanger treatment

New research appearing today in the Journal of American Medical Association indicates that starting blood pressure lowering in diabetes patients with mildly elevated blood pressure and treating it more aggressively provides important health benefits such as reduced risk of stroke and diabetic eye disease.

Philanthropic Opportunity

SMARThealth India

Help create a new model of healthcare for rural India. Support the innovative smartphone technology that will enable community health workers to deliver state-of-the-art personalised healthcare for a fraction of the price that it would otherwise cost.
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Global News

Even brief exposure to heavy loads can cause back strain and sprain

In a first-of-its-kind study of immediate back pain triggers and ranking the causes of back pain by degree of risk, a new research done by the George Institute for Global Health suggests that brief exposure to heavy loads, awkward postures or being distracted can trigger an episode of back pain. 
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