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PEDro, the world-leading Physiotherapy Evidence Database, was featured at the World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT) Congress in Singapore on 1-4 May this year.

Kate Hunter is a Senior Research Fellow in the Injury Division at The George Institute, has over ten years’ experience in injury prevention research and has produced several reports and guidelines for government and non-government organisations. Kate is a recipient of a Poche Centre for Indigenous Health Postdoctoral Research Fellowship.

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Wearing motor-cycle helmets is an effective way of reducing risk and yet, the wearing rate remains low in India and other low and middle income  countries. For the first time, the new motor-vehicle rules which have been presented in the Indian  Parliament recently highlight measures addressing child safety, and this must be extended to enforce motor-cycle helmet wearing in children.

A major national daily from India, The Hindu, has highlighted key research from The George Institute for Global Health in The Global Surgery 2030 Commission, published in The Lancet medical journal.

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In an effort to bridge the information gap in utilization of major surgery in India, the George Institute for Global Health has audited hospital claims from the Rajiv Gandhi Aarogyasri Community Health Insurance Scheme (RACHIS) that provides access to free tertiary care for major surgery through state funded insurance to 68 million beneficiaries with limited household incomes, 81% of population in states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. 

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George Institute for Global Health urges disaster relief professionals to follow the International Society of Nephrology Disaster Relief Task Force field guide

In a recent edition of ‘International Innovation’, Professor Vlado Perkovic discussed how The George Institute for Global Health’s research is championing universal access to affordable, high-quality healthcare across the world.

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Focusing on improving community health care in China through affordable, sustainable mobile health (mHealth) technology, the Beijing based China Center for mHealth Innovation (CCmHI) is now collaborating with China’s Center for Disease Control (China CDC) on a new approach to enable Chinese consumers to make healthier food choices.

A retrospective audit of hospital claim data from a large community health insurance program in South India has revealed that despite universal access the uptake of surgery is still at the level of a low-income country.

One of the premier medical journals in the world has profiled The George Institute, calling it “one of the world's most renowned global health research institutions.”