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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…

Adult mortality risk in India in 2014

reasingly important contributor to global mortality. Any possible worldwide reduction of premature adult mortality before the age of 70 years will depend on progress in India. Indian districts increasingly have responsibility for implementing public health programmes. We aimed to assess age-specific and sex-specific adult mortality risks in India at the district level…India’s large variation in adult mortality by district, notably the…

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…

Divergence and convergence in cause-specific premature adult mortality in Mexico and US Mexican Hispanics from 1995 to 2015

Analyses of 4.9 million individual deaths We examine and contrast trends in overall mortality, vascular mortality, smoking-attributable mortality and homicide mortality in Mexico and among US Mexican Hispanics from 1995 to 2015. Our goal was to elucidate the convergence and divergence in overall and cause-specific mortality, as well as in the important factors for premature adult mortality. Specifically, we apply indirect methods indexed on abso…

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 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…

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…

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…

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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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 – 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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Trends in bidi and cigarette smoking in India 1998 to 2015

Trends in bidi and cigarette smoking in India from 1998 to 2015, by age, gender and education A new CGHR publication in BMJ Global Health examines smoking trends in India over the last 17 years. Smoking of cigarettes or bidis (small, locally manufactured smoked tobacco) in India has changed over the last decade. The age-standardised prevalence of any smoking in men at ages 15–69 years fell from about 27% in 1998 to 24% in 2010, but rose at ages…

Infectious Diseases

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(IPD) Meta-Analyses of 72,684 Individuals in 14 High Tuberculosis Burden CountriesPatra J, Jha P, Rehm J, Suraweera WPLoS ONE 9(5):e96433. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0096433 A systematic review and meta-analysis of risk factors for sexual transmission of HIV in IndiaArora P, Nagelkerke NJD, Jha P.PLoS One. 2012; 7(8): e44094. HIV, HSV-2 and syphilis among married couples in India: patterns of discordance and concordance.Arora P, Nagelkerke N, Sgaie…

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…

Renal failure deaths and their risk factors in India 2001–13

nd transplantation is poor and not commensurate with the large and rising burden of renal disease. Greater priority should be given to addressing renal failure as well as access to preventive and treatment services, including for diabetes, in India and other comparable middle-income countries.” Read the whole article here….

Verbal Autopsy Forms

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2011 Versions: Form 10A – Neonatal Deaths Form 10B – Child Deaths Form 10C – Adult Deaths Form 10D – Maternal Deaths 2005-2010 Versions: Form 10A – Neonatal Deaths Form 10B – Child Deaths Form 10C – Adult Deaths Form 10D – Maternal Deaths…

Wilson Suraweera – Publications

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Suicide mortality in India: a nationally representative survey Vikram Patel, Chinthanie Ramasundarahettige, Lakshmi Vijayakumar, J S Thakur, Vendhan Gajalakshmi, Gopalkrishna Gururaj, Wilson Suraweera, Prabhat Jha, for the Million Death Study Collaborators; The Lancet 2012; 23 June: Volume 379, Issue 9834, Pages 2343 – 2351, doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(12)60606-0 Cancer mortality in India: a nationally representative survey Dikshit R, Gupta PC,…

BIOSTATISICIAN / DEMOGRAPHER (Full time, Toronto)

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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. Its flagship project, the Million Death Study (MDS), is run in collaboration with the Government of…

Research and General Support

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FULL TIME, TORONTO 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. Its flagship project, the Million Death Study (MDS), is run in collaboration wit…

COMPUTER SCIENCE & PUBLIC HEALTH SUMMER STUDENT

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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. We are looking for a candidate with a computer science/engineering academic background to support…

Training Coordinator

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The successful Training Coordinator at the Centre for Global Health Research (CGHR – 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…

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 – 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…

We’re hiring a Research Assistant/Coordinator!

RESEARCH ASSISTANT/COORDINATOR (Full time, Toronto) 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 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…

RESEARCH ASSISTANT/COORDINATOR

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(Full time, Toronto) 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 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…

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…

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…

Postdoctoral Researcher in Geostatistics and Global Mortality

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Full time, Toronto, Canada The Centre for Global Health Research (CGHR – 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…

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 – 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…

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…

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…

Karnataka’s Roadmap to Improved Health

Cost effective solutions to address priority diseases, reduce poverty and increase economic growth The full report can be seen here: Karnataka’s Roadmap to Improved Health New data on the most common causes of death in Karnataka for men and women at various age groups are presented in a report titled Karnataka’s Roadmap to Improved Health. The report indicates that several hundred thousand people in Karnataka are dying prematurely from easily pr…

MDS Training Documents

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MDS Manual Cause of Death Worksheets Cardinal Symptoms List (Adult) Cardinal Symptoms List (Neonate & Child)…

21st-Century Hazards of Smoking and Benefits of Cessation in the United States

ut six years of life, female bidi smokers lose about eight years and male cigarette smokers lose about ten years of life. “It is truly remarkable that one single factor, namely smoking, which is entirely preventable, accounts for nearly one in ten of all deaths in India.  The study brings out forcefully the need for immediate public action in this much neglected field”, states Professor Amartya Sen, 2001 Nobel Laureate in Economics. Read the full…

CGHR Toronto

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…rown is a Biostatistician leading the geospatial research team at CGHR, as well as Associate Professor in the Department of Statistical Sciences at the University of Toronto.  His research interest combine statistical methods for spatial and spatio-temporal data, statistical computing and software for spatial modeling, and understanding spatial variation in the declining rate of mortality worldwide. List of publications: http://pbrown.ca/#x1-7000…

Raju Manohar Jotkar – Publications

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…riate immunization coverage in India from 1992 to 2006. Corsi DJ, Bassani DG, Kumar R, Awasthi S, Jotkar R, Kaur N, Jha P. BMC International Health and Human Rights. 2009 Oct 14; 9(Suppl 1): S3. Developing clinical indicators for the secondary health system in Maharashtra, India. Jotkar R et al. International Journal of Quality in Health Care. 2008; 20(4): 297-303. External Evaluation of user fee scheme in Govt. Hospitals in Maharashtra, India….