Chris Maher is the Director of the Musculoskeletal Division at The George Institute for Global Health, leading a program of research focusing on the management of musculoskeletal conditions in primary care and community settings. The Division has a strong program of research around low back pain; with studies such as PACE and TRIGGERS, receiving international media attention recently.
Sudhir Raj's work at The George Institute is focused on two projects, the NHMRC-GACD funded program 'Developing the evidence base for a national salt reduction program for India', and ‘Science of salt’ project funded by the Canadian Stroke Network and the George Institute for Global Health.
A new study published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) today, shows that children can be educated and play a key role to get their family to reduce salt intake. This novel education program is the first of its kind and was carried out in northern China.
Research 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).
Research shows that the average child consumes more than the recommended amount of salt for adults. This excessive consumption of dietary salt increases the likelihood of heart attack, stroke and high blood pressure during their adult lives.
Less than 10% of Indian patients with advanced kidney failure patients have access to Renal Replacement Therapy, while up to 70% of those starting dialysis die or stop treatment, due to cost, within the first 3 months.
Sarah Coggan has been working at the George Institute since 2012 on a number of academic collaborations. She has experience in clinical trials as well as non-interventional health systems research in Chronic Kidney Disease and Diabetes. At TGI, Sarah facilitates qualitative and quantitative research studies, including randomised clinical trials, data linkage based projects and a needs-based analysis of current health-care models.