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Postdocs for “Statistical Methods for Managing Emerging Infectious Diseases”

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  Applications are invited for the following postdoctoral fellowships at various universities across Canada:   Spatial-Temporal Modeling of COVID-19 Adverse Outcomes in Canada  Cindy Feng  Dalhousie   Imperfect testing and serosurveys Grace Yi, Paul Gustafson Western, UBC Estimating COVID-19 prevalence in homeless populations Laura Cowen Victoria   Small-area estimation and serosurveys Mahmoud Torabi Manitoba   To apply…

Global health researchers receive QES grant

alth outcomes and become engaged leaders in their countries,” said Di Ruggiero, Director of the Office of Global Public Health Education and Training at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health. Through the Statistical Alliance for Vital Events (SAVE) program, 20 scholars — 50 per cent of whom are women — from Ethiopia, India, Mexico, Mozambique and Canada will learn to apply novel methods to conduct multidisciplinary research to improve MCH survei…

Senior Programmer/Technical Project Manager (Toronto)

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Position Type: Full Time Date Ad Posted: 04/05/2018 Job Region: Downtown Toronto Application Deadline: Open until filled Years Experience: 3+ years in Software Development Status: 1 Year Full-Time Contract (renewable) Salary: To Be Negotiated The Centre for Global Health Research (CGHR ̵1; http://www.cghr.org/) is a non-profit and non-partisan organization associated with the University of Toronto and St Michael’s Hospital. CGHR’s mission is…

CGHR Bangalore

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Maternal, Neonatal Child and Adolescent Health (RMNCH+A), Prevention of Parent to Child Transmission of HIV (PPTCT), STI, Quality assurance of public health facilities and Tuberculosis control. Her experiences include working for UNICEF-India for PPTCT program, RMNCH+A and Quality Assurance program; World Health Organization for a TB-HIV program; Bangalore Burhat Mahanagar palike (BBMP) to implement RNTCP program in government and private medical…

All Publications

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JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS 2019 Seasonal variation and etiologic inferences of childhood pneumonia and diarrhea mortality in India Farrar DS, Awasthi S, Fadel SA, Kumar R, Sinha A, Fu SH, Wahl B, Morris SK, Jha P. Seasonal variation and etiologic inferences of childhood pneumonia and diarrhea mortality in India. Elife. 2019 Aug 27;8:e46202. AIDS-defining causes of death from autopsy findings for HIV-positive individuals in sub-Saharan Africa in the pr…

Senior Medical Researcher for The Million Death Study

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Location: Bangalore, Karnataka JOB DESCRIPTION JOB TITLE: Senior Medical Researcher for The Million Death Study The Centre for Global Health Research (CGHR) (www.cghr.org) was established in 2002 to conduct large-scale epidemiological studies in developing countries. CGHR is a non-profit, non-partisan academic research institution dedicated to better health. The mission of CGHR is to conduct high quality research that advances global health, w…

PROJECT COORDINATOR

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The Centre for Global Health Research (CGHR www.cghr.org) is a well-regarded research organization associated with the University of Toronto and St Michael’s Hospital. CGHR’s mission is to lead high- quality public health research that advances global health for all, with particular attention to the world’s poorest populations. Its flagship project, the Million Death Study (MDS), is run in collaboration with the Government of India and document…

PROGRAM MANAGER

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The Centre for Global Health Research (CGHR www.cghr.org) is a well-regarded research organization associated with the University of Toronto and St Michael’s Hospital. CGHR’s mission is to lead high- quality public health research that advances global health for all, with particular attention to the world’s poorest populations. Its flagship project, the Million Death Study (MDS), is run in collaboration with the Government of India and document…

PROJECT COORDINATOR

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Countrywide Mortality Surveillance for Action Sierra Leone BO district, Sierra Leone   The Centre for Global Health Research (CGHR www.cghr.org) is a well-­‐regarded research organization associated with the University of Toronto and St. Michael’s Hospital. CGHR’s mission is to lead high-­‐ quality public health research that advances global health for all, with particular attention to the world’s poorest populations. Its flagship project,…

Research Manager / Post Doctoral Fellow: Global Mortality Studies (Toronto)

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The Centre for Global Health Research (CGHR ̵1; http://www.cghr.org) is a non-profit and non-partisan organization associated with the University of Toronto and St Michael’s Hospital. CGHR’s mission is to lead high-quality public health research that advances global health for all, with particular attention to the world’s poorest populations. Its flagship project, the Million Death Study (MDS), is run in collaboration with the Government of…

Coronavirus

CGHR is tracking the cases and mortality of coronavirus (2019-nCoV, COVID-19) outbreak.  (Update: CGHR will continue working on COVID-19 via the ARMS project.) The original data come from  www.worldometers.info but we share a more useful tabular (Google Sheets) version here: coronavirus data Other informative sites https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/situation-reports/ https://gisanddata.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashb…

Maternal and Child Health

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umar R, Bondy S, Moineddin R, Jha PPLoS ONE 9(6): e95696. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0095696 Childhood and adult mortality from unintentional falls in India.Jagnoor J, Suraweera W, Keay L, Ivers RQ, Thakur JS, Gururajd G, Jha P for the Million Death Study Collaborators.Bull World Health Organ. 2011 August 3; BLT.11.086306. Trends in selective abortions of girls in India: analysis of nationally representative birth histories from 1990 to 2005 and ce…

Death 101: Shaping the Future of Global Health

obal health. We use real data from real people to ask the questions: What are the major causes of death in the world? Why do we need cause of death statistics? How does counting the dead help the living? Death 101 is designed for MOOC students and is built for online learning. We begin with an historical perspective on global mortality and end with a hopeful look toward future trends. In between, you will learn about the avoidability of death pri…

Health, taxes, and poverty in 500 million male smokers

The health, poverty, and financial consequences of a cigarette price increase among 500 million male smokers in 13 middle-income countries: compartmental model study Higher cigarette prices would save millions of people from extreme poverty and poor health around the world, while also cutting costs for health systems across the globe, suggests a comprehensive study published today in the British Medical Journal. The analysis, led by Dr. Prabhat…

The impact of measles immunization campaigns in India using a nationally representative sample of 27,000 child deaths

measles mortality rates fell more in the campaign states following launch (27%) versus non-campaign states (11%). Declines were steeper in girls than boys and were specific to measles deaths. Measles mortality risk was lower for children living in a campaign district (OR 0.6, 99%CI 0.4–0.8) or born in 2009 or later (OR 0.8, 99%CI 0.7–0.9). The campaign averted up to 41,000–56,000 deaths during 2010–13, or 39%–57% of the expected deaths nationall…

Tripling tobacco taxes

Key for achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 SUBMITTED BY PRABHAT JHA       CO-AUTHORS: PATRICIO V. MARQUEZ, SHEILA DUTTA “Progress has been made in expanding the coverage of effective interventions̵1;more than half of the world’s countries, with 40% of the world’s population have implemented at least one tobacco control measure, and despite increasing global population, smoking prevalence has decreased slightly world…

Nationwide Mortality Studies To Quantify Causes Of Death: Relevant Lessons From India’s Million Death Study

es, particularly if they adopt electronic data management and ensure high quality of fieldwork and physician coding. Nationwide mortality studies enable the quantification of avoidable premature mortality and key risk factors for disease and provide a practicable method to monitor progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals. Read the whole article at Health Affairs…

Raising taxes key to accelerate tobacco control in South Asia

tion of about eight sticks) as compared with high-income countries, where most smokers start before age 20 and the mean number of cigarettes smoked a day is more than 15. The hazards of smoking are considerable in South Asia. For example, the loss of life among Indian male cigarette smokers is as great as that of prolonged smokers in high-income countries. Smoking cessation is effective. Those who stop smoking before age 40 avoid about 90 per cen…

Health-care investments for the urban populations, Bangladesh and India

Urban Health Track Proposed for India and Bangladesh to Reach Toward UN Sustainable Development Goals for 2030 Cities in India and Bangladesh—including 5 megacities of more than 10 million—continue to grow faster than the capacity to maintain and improve urban health. Current health spending will have to triple in both countries to approach the health-related 2030 UN Sustainable Development Goals. The cost of an “essential package” of 208 interv…

ARMS for Coronavirus

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Acute Respiratory Mortality Surveillance (ARMS) for Coronavirus Infection (COVID-19) (Image from Nature.com. Credit: NIAID-RML/de Wit/Fischer) Background: The World Health Organization has expressed concern about how countries with inadequate death reporting would be able to detect and respond to the spread of COVID-19. Most deaths in large parts of Africa and South Asia still occur at home, without medical attention, and hence the diagnosis is…

Data Manager

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Position Type: Full Time Date Ad Posted: 04/17/2018 Job Region: Downtown Toronto Application Deadline: Open until filled Years Experience: 2 to 5 years as a Data Manager Status: 1 Year Full-Time Contract (renewable) Salary: To Be Negotiated The Centre for Global Health Research (CGHR) conducts high-quality research that advances global health. Specific emphasis is on large-scale epidemiologic studies in India, Africa, and Latin America, and real…

District Evaluation Study on Health (DESH)

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ion methods studied in DESH can easily be replicated on a large scale. The intervention package will be delivered in three waves to key district-level policymakers, and includes the following: Choosing Health: An Entitlement for All Indians (report) Fact sheet for the Choosing Health report District health report cards for respective districts Video clip describing key points from the report cards Choosing Health promotional calendar Choosing He…

MPH Summer Practicum Student

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Position Type: Summer Full-time (May-August, depending on program requirements) Date Ad Posted: 02/05/2018 Job Region: Downtown Toronto Application Deadline: 02/20/2018 The Centre for Global Health Research (CGHR ̵1; http://www.cghr.org/) is a non-profit and non-partisan organization associated with the University of Toronto and St Michael’s Hospital. CGHR’s mission is to lead high-quality public health research that advances global health f…

Million Death Study recruiting physician coders in India

We seek MCI-registered physicians (MBBS/Diploma/MD/MS/DNB) in any specialty (Medical/ Surgical) to join our unique “Million Death Study” (MDS), which provides mortality statistics for India. You will be one of 400+ skilled physicians who will be coding the causes of deaths across India. The MDS is run by the CGHR India Foundation (www.cghr.org), and affiliated with St. Michael’s Hospital (University of Toronto) and St. John’s National Acad…

Bangalore Fellowship

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Position Type: Full Time Date Ad Posted: 03/07/2018 Job Region: Bangalore Application Deadline: Until filled Status: 1 Year Full-Time Contract Salary: As per Institute Standards Contact Details: Chandamita +91 9686198747/chandamita@sjri.res.in The Centre for Global Health Research (CGHR – http://www.cghr.org/) is a non-profit and non-partisan organization associated with the University of Toronto and St Michael’s Hospital. CGHR’s mission is to…

Training Coordinator

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The successful Training Coordinator at the Centre for Global Health Research (CGHR ̵1; http://www.cghr.org/) will design and deliver informative, creative and cutting edge web-based, health related training modules for a global audience. JOB RESPONSIBILITIES Coordinate with CGHR staff, country partners and multi-level stakeholders to successfully design, deliver, evaluate and revise web-based training modules that fit the organization’s m…

Postdoctoral Researcher in Geostatistics and Global Mortality

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Full time, Toronto, Canada The Centre for Global Health Research (CGHR ̵1; www.cghr.org) is a non-profit and non-partisan organization associated with the University of Toronto and St. Michael’s Hospital. CGHR’s mission is to lead high-quality public health research that advances global health for all, with particular attention to the world’s poorest populations. Its flagship project, the Million Death Study (MDS), is run in collaboration wi…

Research and General Support

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FULL TIME, TORONTO The Centre for Global Health Research (CGHR ̵1; http://www.cghr.org/) is a non-profit and non-partisan organization associated with the University of Toronto and St Michael’s Hospital. CGHR’s mission is to lead high-quality public health research that advances global health for all, with particular attention to the world’s poorest populations. Its flagship project, the Million Death Study (MDS), is run in collaboration wit…

We’re hiring a Research Assistant/Coordinator!

RESEARCH ASSISTANT/COORDINATOR (Full time, Toronto) The Centre for Global Health Research (CGHR ̵1; http://www.cghr.org) is a non-profit and non-partisan organization associated with the University of Toronto and Unity Health Toronto. CGHR’s mission is to lead high-quality public health research that advances global health, with particular attention to the world’s poorest populations. Its flagship project, the Million Death Study (MDS), is r…

Bangalore MDS Fellowship

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The Centre for Global Health Research (CGHR – http://www.cghr.org/) is a non-profit and non-partisan organization associated with the University of Toronto and St Michael’s Hospital. CGHR’s mission is to lead high-quality public health research that advances global health for all, with particular attention to the world’s poorest populations. DESCRIPTION: The aim of the CGHR-SJRI Fellowship is to strengthen scientific research capacity in public…

COMPUTER SCIENCE & PUBLIC HEALTH SUMMER STUDENT

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The Centre for Global Health Research (CGHR ̵1; http://www.cghr.org/) is a non-profit and non-partisan organization associated with the University of Toronto and St. Michael’s Hospital. CGHR’s mission is to lead high-quality public health research that advances global health for all, with particular attention to the world’s poorest populations. We are looking for a candidate with a computer science/engineering academic background to support…

BIOSTATISICIAN / DEMOGRAPHER (Full time, Toronto)

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The Centre for Global Health Research (CGHR ̵1; http://www.cghr.org/) is a non-profit and non-partisan organization associated with the University of Toronto and St Michael’s Hospital. CGHR’s mission is to lead high-quality public health research that advances global health for all, with particular attention to the world’s poorest populations. Its flagship project, the Million Death Study (MDS), is run in collaboration with the Government of…

RESEARCH ASSISTANT/COORDINATOR

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(Full time, Toronto) The Centre for Global Health Research (CGHR ̵1; http://www.cghr.org) is a non-profit and non-partisan organization associated with the University of Toronto and Unity Health Toronto. CGHR’s mission is to lead high-quality public health research that advances global health, with particular attention to the world’s poorest populations. Its flagship project, the Million Death Study (MDS), is run in collaboration with the Go…

Prabhat Jha – Books & Chapters

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Jha P, Laxminarayan R, Choosing Health: An Entitlement for all Indians. CGHR, University of Toronto, Toronto and New Delhi 2009. RGI/CGHR. Causes of death in India: Results from the Million Death Study. New Delhi: Registrar General; 2009. RGI/CGHR. Maternal mortality in India, 1997–2003: levels, trends and risk factors. New Delhi: Registrar General, 2006. RGI/CGHR. Special Fertility & Mortality Survey, 1998. A Report of 1.1. Million Indian H…

Project/Database Coordinator (Bangalore)

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CGHR is seeking a skilled and talented Project/Database Coordinator for our Bangalore office in India. JOB RESPONSIBILITIES Manage a large, community-based dataset from all parts of India Import and export data to/from different data management systems Match, link, and troubleshoot different databases with varying structures Manipulate databases for merging, sorting, matching, and transforming Update databases to correct errors while defining a…

Disease Control Priorities, Third Edition : Volume 3. Cancer

esponsibility of governments and international agencies, public and private sectors, and societies and individuals, and all of these partners have been involved in the development of the series. Volume 3, Cancer, presents the complex patterns of cancer incidence and death around the world and evidence on effective and cost-effective ways to control cancers. The DCP3 evaluation of cancer will indicate where cancer treatment is ineffective and wast…

Million Death Study

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JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS Nationwide Mortality Studies To Quantify Causes Of Death: Relevant Lessons From India’s Million Death StudyMireille Gomes, Rehana Begum, Prabha Sati, Rajesh Dikshit, Prakash C. Gupta, Rajesh Kumar, Jay Sheth, Asad Habib, Prabhat Jha Health Affairs doi: 10.1377/hlthaff.2017.0635 HEALTH AFFAIRS 36, NO. 11 (2017) Comparison of physician-certified verbal autopsy with computer-coded verbal autopsy for cause of death assignment i…

Three easy ways Canada can improve the health of new moms and kids

Full Globe and Mail Op Ed CGHR director Prabhat Jha and John W. McArthur, visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution and senior fellow at the UN Foundation, appeal for increased, specific funding from the Canadian government for the development of universal health insurance in low-middle-income countries, and a big data initiative to address the largely undocumented causes of childhood mortality. “This year, approximately six million chi…

Health Policy and Economics

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…Nandi A, John RM, Rao K, Chaloupka FJ, Kaur J, Gupta PC, Rao MG. Economic & Political Weekly. 2011; Oct 15. Towards achievement of universal healthcare in India by 2020: a call to action. Reddy KS, Patel V, Jha P et al., for The Lancet India Group for Universal Healthcare. Lancet. 2011 January 12. [Epub]. Canada’s perceived lack of leadership on global tobacco control. Hébert PC, Reddy KS, Jha P. CMAJ. 2010; 182(10). Universalizing acc…

Prabhat Jha – Journal Publications

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Childhood and adult mortality from unintentional falls in India.Jagnoor J, Suraweera W, Keay L, Ivers RQ, Thakur JS, Gururajd G, Jha P for the Million Death Study Collaborators.Bull World Health Organ. 2011 August 3; BLT.11.086306. Male use of female sex work in India: a nationally representative behavioural survey.Gaffey MF, Venkatesh S, Dhingra N, Khera A, Kumar R, Arora P, Nagelkerke N, Jha P. Plos One. 2011; 6(7): e22704. Trends in selective…

Disease Control Priorities Network (DCPN)

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In collaboration with the University of Washington, The Center for Disease Dynamics & Economic Policy, and the Public Health Foundation of India, the Disease Control Priorities Network (DCPN) aims to improve the efficacy of health resource spending in various contexts around the globe. Funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the DCPN evaluates the potential costs and benefits of allocating funds to a range of health service delive…

Global Tobacco

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y in India: a nationally representative survey Dikshit R, Gupta PC, Ramasundarahettige C, Gajalakshmi V, Aleksandrowicz L, Badwe R, Kumar R, Roy S, Suraweera W, Bray F, Mallath M, Singh PK, Sinha DN, Shet AS, Gelband H, Jha P for the Million Death Study Collaborators.Lancet. 2012; 379: 1807-16. Death and taxes: epidemiological and economic evidence on smoking Jha P.Global Heart. 2012; 7: 139-42. A rational taxation system of bidis and cigarettes…

MDS Infographics in Nature

Nature has published a colourful article detailing the conception, development, execution, and ongoing impact of CGHR’s flagship program the Million Death Study. The story is highlighted with infographics cheerfully explaining the people and processes involved in this 16 year undertaking. Follow the link for the full article on Nature: Global health: One million deaths You can access the pdf for the full infographic here….