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 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.
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?
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.
Epidemiologist Sanne Peters first worked at The George Institute for Global Health in her final year as a PhD student in the Netherlands in 2012. She continued to collaborate and formally joined the Institute’s UK office in 2014.
Margie Peden has been an injury epidemiologist for 26 years – 17 of which were at the World Health Organization building a strong team of injury prevention diplomats. Specialising in injury prevention and trauma care, she joined The George Institute for Global Health in 2017 to lead the Global Injury program.
Trained as a medical doctor, with a diverse clinical background in paediatric surgery, primary care, medical education, and health services research, Shobhana Nagraj joined The George Institute for Global Health in 2017 to work on global maternal child health.
Nathalie Conrad’s research focuses on epidemiology and health services. She joined The George Institute for Global Health in 2014, where she specialises in analysing large-scale electronic health records data.
Robyn Norton began conducting research on how best to prevent and manage injuries 30 years ago. Her passion and dedication to improving the health of communities globally led her to establish The George Institute for Global Health 20 years ago.