The George Institute for Global Health to celebrate its 10th Anniversary in India

During the celebrations to be held on 15th December at New Delhi, the 10th-anniversary booklet will be released besides the panel discussions on important health-related subjects by renowned experts

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New Delhi: The George Institute for Global health is celebrating the completion of 10 years of medical and public health research in India on 15th December 2017 at New Delhi. Over the past decade, as part of their mission to improve the health of millions of people, the institute has largely focused on reducing premature death and disability from chronic and critical conditions, such as heart and kidney disease, diabetes, and stroke etc. The Institute has worked widely in crucial areas such as mental health, road traffic injury, heart diseases and non – communicable diseases.

The 10th Anniversary celebrations will begin with a panel discussion on Reducing Road Traffic Injury in India, which will see discussions and views being shared by some key experts and guests like Mr Rajendra Gupta, Advisor to Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare, Dr Fikru Tullu, WHO India, Dr Shankar Prinja, School of Public Health, PGIMER Chandigarh. A wide range of experts United Nations Agencies, non-governmental organizations as well as representatives from the state and central ministries and private companies will be participating in the discussion.

During the celebrations, the 10th Anniversary Booklet of The George Institute for Global Health India will be launched and winners of the school essay competition on the topic of adolescent health will be felicitated. The highlight of the celebration will be an oration by Professor K. Srinath Reddy, President Public Health Foundation of India on Chronic Diseases in India: Challenges to Research and Policies. Post the oration, there will be a Panel discussion on Patient and Public participation in Healthcare Delivery. Experts such as Dr Rajni Ved, Executive Director, National Health Systems Resource Centre, Ms K. Sujatha Rao, Former Secretary of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India, Dr Randeep Guleria, Director, All India Institute of Medical Sciences will be participating in the panel discussion.

The day will conclude with a detailed discussion and a Q&A session with the experts.