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Statistical Methods for Managing Emerging Infectious Diseases

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This project assembles the top biostatisticians in Canada working on infectious diseases, and joins them with epidemiologists developing novel methods for data collection during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our group is developing methods and tools to get an accurate picture of the nature and extent of infectious disease transmission in the population, relying on real-world data from administrative sources and surveys. The project is funded by the Nat…

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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,…

Death 101: Shaping the Future of Global Health

Death 101: Shaping the Future of Global Health The University of Toronto’s new free online course (MOOC) called Death 101: Shaping the Future of Global Health premieres on www.edx.org March 2nd 2015. Register now at edX! CGHR founding director Prof. Prabhat Jha teaches students the value of studying the dead to help the living. Large improvements in health can be made in the neediest populations by effectively addressing the major causes o…

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…

National Burden Estimates of healthy life lost in India, 2017

Many countries, including India, seek locally constructed disease burden estimates comprising mortality and loss of health to aid priority setting for the prevention and treatment of diseases. We created the National Burden Estimates (NBE) to provide transparent and understandable disease burdens at the national and sub-national levels, and to identify gaps in knowledge Read the full paper here (Lancet Web Site) or (PDF) Read the Supplementary A…

District Evaluation Study on Health (DESH)

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The District Evaluation Study on Health (DESH) is a randomized trial targeting policymakers across India. The study will evaluate the impact of disseminating key health information (local disease burden, health system performance, and disease control priorities) on the attitudes of district policymakers and the implementation of health programs. The dissemination methods studied in DESH can easily be replicated on a large scale. The intervention…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Financial Times Covers the MDS

The Financial Times ran an article detailing the impact of CGHR’s flagship program the Million Death Study “And, like many brilliant pieces of science, the MDS started with a personal question – Prof Jha’s émigré mother wondering how her father, in rural India, had died. So vivid were her relatives’ descriptions that, when Prof Jha reread his mother’s notes decades later, he realised his grandfather had suffered a stroke.” Plea…

Changes in cause-specific neonatal and 1-59-month child mortality in India from 2000 to 2015

India has avoided about 1 million (10 lakh) deaths of children under age five since 2005, driven by significant reductions in mortality from pneumonia, diarrhoea, neonatal infections and birth asphyxia, according to new research published in today’s issue of The Lancet. “India now has a blueprint to save even more lives of children in all parts of the country” commented Prabhat Jha, head of the Centre for Global Health Research India Foundation…

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…

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…

Trends in snakebite deaths in India from 2000 to 2019

Trends in snakebite deaths in India from 2000 to 2019 in a nationally representative mortality study Snakebites killed 1.2 million Indians over the last 20 years, 70% of which were in just eight states, and much of which were during the rainy season. This study can help achieve the WHO goal of halving snakebite deaths by 2030. Read the full paper here (eLife Web Site) or (PDF) eLife Press Releases (PDF)   Romulus Whitaker “Snakebite&#…

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

India comprises much of the persisting global childhood measles mortality. India implemented a mass second-dose measles immunization campaign in 2010. We used interrupted time series and multilevel regression to quantify the campaign’s impact on measles mortality using the nationally representative Million Death Study (including 27,000 child deaths in 1.3 million households surveyed from 2005–2013). 1–59-month measles mortality rates fell more…

Lancet Public Health study shows that firearm mortality highest in young men and associated with race and education in the USA, Mexico, Brazil and Colombia

A new study in Lancet Public Health on Firearm deaths: Key findings There were almost 2.5 million firearm deaths in USA, Mexico, Brazil, and Colombia between 1990-2015. Firearms remain a leading cause of death in men aged 15-34 years – accounting for 1.4 million deaths. Looking at firearm homicides only, which accounted for 73% of all firearm deaths, location, education, and race affected risk. Young men with low education were at highest r…

Trends in cause-specific mortality among children aged 5-14 years from 2005 to 2016 in India, China, Brazil, and Mexico: an analysis of nationally representative mortality studies.

With global survival increasing for children younger than 5 years of age, attention is required to reduce the approximately 1 million deaths of children aged 5–14 years occurring every year. Causes of death at these ages remain poorly documented. We aimed to explore trends in mortality by causes of death in India, China, Brazil, and Mexico, which are home to about 40% of the world’s children aged 5–14 years and experience more than 200 000 death…

PROJECT ASSISTANT/OPERATIONS ASSISTANT

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JOB TITLE: Project assistant/operations assistant COMPANY and JOB SUMMARY: The Centre for Global Health Research (CGHR,http://www.cghr.org) is looking for a highly motivated and detail-oriented project assistant candidate to provide support for the Action to Beat Coronavirus (Ab-C, https://abcstudy.ca/) study.  This position will perform research activities involving research materials assembly and inventory maintenance. The successful candidate…

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…

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

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Opportunities at CGHR

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Looking for something new? Staff positions and studentships are listed here as soon as they become available. MSc/PhD students are always encouraged to apply. PROJECT ASSISTANT/OPERATIONS ASSISTANT The Centre for Global Health Research (CGHR,http://www.cghr.org) is looking for a highly motivated and detail-oriented project assistant candidate to provide support for the Action to Beat Coronavirus (Ab-C, https://abcstudy.ca/) study. Please refer t…