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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:   Hidden Markov Individual-level Models of Disease Transmission Rob Deardon, Alexandra Schmidt Calgary   Imperfect testing and serosurveys Grace Yi, Paul Gustafson Western, UBC COVID mortality forecasting Patrick Brown Toronto   Modelling emerging infectious disease epidemics Ed Susko, Lam Ho Dalhousie Estimating…

Prof Prabhat Jha appointed to Order of Canada

Prof Prabhat Jha, head of the Centre for Global Health Research at St. Michael’s Hospital, has been appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada, one of the country’s highest civilian honours. Read full story here….

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…

Effects of body mass index, tobacco smoking, alcohol drinking and solid fuel use on the risk of asthma

Individual Participant Data (IPD) meta-analysis of 175 000 individuals from 51 nationally representative surveys   A new CGHR publication in BMJ examines the link between the combined effect of BMI, tobacco, alcohol and solid fuel use on developing asthma. “The rising health and economic burden of non-communicable respiratory diseases such as asthma over the recent decades presents a significant challenge to public health. As per the…

Global Effects of Smoking, of Quitting, and of Taxing Tobacco

An examination of 21st century projections for tobacco mortality, the health gains from quitting early, and the benefits of taxing tobacco….

Raising taxes key to accelerate tobacco control in South Asia

Prabhat Jha, Javaid Khan, Sujata Mishra, Prakash Gupta “South Asian countries must prioritise higher tobacco taxation and other control measures to raise the low levels of tobacco cessation and thus avoid millions of premature deaths, say Prabhat Jha and colleagues On current smoking patterns, tobacco will kill about 1 billion people worldwide this century, including substantial numbers in the South Asian countries. All South Asian countri…

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…

PROJECT COORDINATOR

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. 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 documents causes of death across the country. The MDS lessons are now expanding to priority countries in sub-­‐Saharan Africa under a partnership called the Statistical Allia…

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…

CGHR Toronto

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TORONTO DIRECTORY Desiree BernardPatrick BrownAnna DareHana FuPrabhat JhaLeslie NewcombePeter RodriguezWilson Suraweera   DESIREE BERNARD – Senior Administrative Assistant cghr@smh.ca +1 416-864-6042   PATRICK BROWN, PhD – Scientist Patrick.Brown@unityhealth.to Patrick Brown is a Biostatistician leading the geospatial research team at CGHR, as well as Associate Professor in the Department of Statistical Sciences a…

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…

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…

Global health researchers receive QES grant

obal health leaders. Professors Erica Di Ruggiero and Prabhat Jha received close to $500,000 to be granted over four years to enable global talent exchange and develop scholars who will improve maternal and child health (MCH) in Canada and four low- and middle-income countries. “This program will help build research capacity among scholars to use mortality evidence to improve maternal and child health outcomes and become engaged leaders in their…

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…

MPH Summer Practicum Student

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tal. 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 documents causes of death across the country. Two MPH practicum positions will be open for the Summer 2018.  Length of practicum is generally 16 weeks, but will be determined…

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…

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…

Maternal and Child Health

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Changes in cause-specific neonatal and 1-59-month child mortality in India from 2000 to 2015Fadel, Shaza A et al. The Lancet, 2017 Sept 19, Volume 0, Issue 0, Facility Delivery, Postnatal Care and Neonatal Deaths in India: Nationally-Representative Case-Control Studies Shaza A. Fadel, Usha Ram, Shaun K. Morris, Rehana Begum, Anita Shet, Raju Jotkar, Prabhat JhaPLOS ONE 10(10): e0140448. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0140448 Neonatal, 1-59 month, an…

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

Smokers who quit as young adults can live almost as long as people who never smoked, found a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Smoking cuts at least 10 years off a person’s lifespan, however, a comprehensive analysis of health and death records in the United States found that people who quit smoking before they turn 40 regain almost all of those lost years.  “Quitting smoking before age 40, and preferably well before 40…

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…

Paul Arora – Publications

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JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS Association between plasma vitamin D and metabolic syndrome in the Canadian population. *Brenner DR, *Arora P, Garcia-Bailo B, Wolever TMS, El-Sohemy A, Karmali M, Badawi A. Diabetes Care. Manuscript#: DC11-1080 *= authors contributed equally (submitted) HIV, HSV-2 and syphilis among married couples in India: patterns of discordance and concordance. Arora P, Nagelkerke P, Sgaier SK, Kumar R, Dhingra N, Jha P. Sexually Tran…

Welcome to the CGHR Training Centre!

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 Click on the title to access the course.   Death 101: Shaping the Future of Global Health Created in conjunction with the University of Toronto and hosted by edX.org, Death 101 looks at how mortality data shape global health. We will analyze the world’s biggest health problems by investigating causes of death. To help the living, study the dead.   Advanced Course on Death Certification (ACDC) Incorrect completion of death certificates…

Global Tobacco

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JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS 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 deathsLuz Myriam Reynales-Shigematsu, Carlos Manuel Guerrero-López, Mauricio Hernández Ávila, Hyacinth Irving, Prabhat Jha; Divergence and convergence in cause-specific premature adult mortality in Mexico and US Mexican Hispanics from 1995 to 2015: analyses of 4.9 mil…

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 interventions–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…

How Canada can help lead the way to better global health

Prof. Prabhat Jha - How Canada can help lead the way to better global health “Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s efforts to re-establish Canada’s role in the world continues Friday when this country hosts the Montreal pledging conference for the Global Fund to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. His government has already pledged $785-million for 2017-2019 to the fund, which saves millions around the world. Yet Canada can do more than contr…

Mortality attributable to hot and cold ambient temperatures in India: a nationally representative case-crossover study

Most of the epidemiological studies that have examined the detrimental effects of ambient hot and cold temperatures on human health have been conducted in high-income countries. In India, the limited evidence on temperature and health risks has focused mostly on the effects of heat waves and has mostly been from small-scale studies. Here, we quantify heat and cold effects on mortality in India using a nationally representative study of the cause…

Hot Temperature Has Highest Mortality Risk, But Moderately Cold Temperature Contributed To The Most Deaths In India

by Sze Hang Fu, Peter S. Rodriguez & Prabhat Jha “Extreme temperatures, including cold spells and heat waves, have detrimental effects on human health. Most climate change projections foresee extreme weather becoming more prevalent. Indeed, various parts of the world have already begun to experience the impact of extremely hot weather. Much less attention has been given to the health effects of cold temperature ranges. To tackle this k…

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…

We’re hiring a Research Assistant/Coordinator!

lth 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 Government of India and documents causes of death across the country. We are looking for a research assistant/coordinator candidate with a Health/Quantitative academic background to support us in va…

Facility Delivery, Postnatal Care and Neonatal Deaths in India: Nationally-Representative Case-Control Studies

Objective Clinical studies demonstrate the efficacy of interventions to reduce neonatal deaths, but there are fewer studies of their real-life effectiveness. In India, women often seek facility delivery after complications arise, rather than to avoid complications. Our objective was to quantify the association of facility delivery and postnatal checkups with neonatal mortality while examining the “reverse causality” in which the mothers deliver…

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…

CGHR Bangalore

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BANGALORE DIRECTORY Rehana BegumChandamita BhattacharyyaSrinavasa LakshmaiahMohammed Maaz   REHANA BEGUM, MBBS, DLO, MBA (HR) – Director of Operations begumr@smh.ca Dr. Rehana Begum is a health professional and an effectual leader with more than 12 years of experience in planning, implementation and management of Public Health programs. Her health expertise is wide-ranging and varied to include Reproductive, Maternal, Neonatal Ch…

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…

COMPUTER SCIENCE & PUBLIC HEALTH SUMMER STUDENT

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ty 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 us in advancing computational research methods and its applications to public health. The successful candidate will work closely with a team of multidisciplinary scientists, researchers and analysts working on large-scale publi…

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…

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 – 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

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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. POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS, STATISTICAL METHODS FOR MANAGING EMERGING INFECTIOUS DISEASES Fellowships for biostatisticians and specialists in related disciplines are available for projects at multiple Canadian universities. Please refer to these job postings to apply. (Deadline: Open until f…

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…

Prof Jha speaks about global tobacco consumption on Al Jazeera

Prof Prabhat Jha was featured Al Jazeera’s The Stream, during which he spoke about global trends in tobacco consumption and their effects on health. You can view materials from that episode here….

What is Killing Us? The BBC Covers the MDS in Detail

  What is Killing Us? The Truth about Life and Death, by BBC World Service Health Check   In the latest installment of Claudia Hammond’s six-part series examining the important issues at the beginning and the end of our lives, the BBC covers CGHR’s Million Death Study, the largest prospective study of premature mortality in the world. “The truth of mortality is that when it comes to global figures it’s not known what…

News in Hindi & Regional Languages

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Selective abortion may account for up to 12 million missing girls in India May 24, 2011 Hindi Press Release Hindi Video News Release   Controversial malaria mortality results from the Million Death Study October 21, 2010 Hindi Press Release Oriya Press Release Assamese Press Release Hindi Video News Release   Nearly one million annual deaths from smoking in India by 2010 February 13, 2008 Hindi Press Release Assamese Press Release Beng…

Controversial malaria mortality results from the Million Death Study

Press Release Hindi Assamese Oriya Video News Release Hindi Assamese Oriya    …

CGHR New Delhi

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NEW DELHI DIRECTORY Asif Ali   ASIF ALI – Data Manager aliasi@smh.ca Asif Ali is a database manager at CGHR. He earned a Bachelors in Information Technology from the Graphic Era Institute of Technology, at HNB Garhwal University in Srinagar, Uttarakhand and a Masters in Computer Science from Manav Bharti University in Solan, Himachal Pradesh. Aif is an IT professional with more than 6 years of experience in project management, GI…

Disease Control Priorities for Cancer control intervention in LMICs – The Lancet

Costs, affordability, and feasibility of an essential package of cancer control interventions in low-income and middle-income countries: key messages from Disease Control Priorities, 3rd edition   This publication in The Lancet by the Disease Control Priorities, 3rd edition Author Group presents the key messages of the DCP-3 Cancer Volume, which comprises recommendations for cost-effective and feasible cancer control interventions in low- a…

What is a Randomized Trial?

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A randomized trial is a type of research study that is designed to test the efficacy of an intervention on a population. An Intervention can be a new drug or medical treatment – or in this case – information about local disease burden distributed to key policymakers in India.   Back to District Evaluation Study on Health  …

What is Verbal Autopsy?

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Verbal autopsy is a research method that helps determine probable causes of death in cases where there was no medical record or formal medical attention given. In the case of the MDS, full-time, non-medical field workers were trained to record written narratives from families or other reliable informants in the local language describing the events that preceded the death. In addition, answers to standard questions about key symptoms were also r…

Dr Prabhat Jha wins the inaugural CIHR Trailblazer Award

“I am deeply honoured to receive the CIHR-IPPH Trailblazer Award. This prestigious award is recognition of collective efforts that have halved premature deaths from smoking in many populations, and a reminder that much more needs to be done in Canada and globally.” Dr. Prabhat Jha Read more at Canadian Institutes of Health Research Read more at University of Toronto Read more at St Michael’s Hospital    …

Missing Girls in India (English)

TRENDS IN MISSING FEMALES AT BIRTH IN INDIA FROM 1981 TO 2016: ANALYSES OF 2·1 MILLION BIRTH HISTORIES IN NATIONALLY REPRESENTATIVE SURVEYS (Available online 8 April 2021)   Half of the world’s missing female births occur in India, due to sex-selective abortion. It is unknown whether selective abortion of female fetuses has changed in recent years across different birth orders. We sought to document the trends in missing female births, particula…

Geospatial methods for Closing the Global Mortality Data Divide

nizing Committee Patrick Brown (University of Toronto and Centre for Global Health Research) Marilia Carvalho (Fundação Oswaldo Cruz) Samir Bhatt (Imperial College London) Outline This workshop will bring together leading international researchers in the area of spatial statistics and spatio-temporal modelling as applied to mortality in low and middle income countries (LMIC’s). Topics to be considered include statistical inference for noisy a…

Nearly one million annual deaths from smoking in India by 2010

Press Release Hindi Assamese Bengali Kannada Malayalam Marathi Tamil Tegulu Video News Release Hindi Assamese Bengali Kannada Tamil  …

Selective abortion may account for up to 12 million missing girls in India

Press release and video news release in Hindi

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…

DESH-Surgery Study

The District Evaluation Study of Health – Priorities in Surgery Study (DESH-Surgery Study) is gathering the collective experience and knowledge of surgeons across India. The goal of this study is to identify priorities in the prevention and treatment of surgical conditions such as injuries, cancer, congenital anomalies, and obstetrical complications in India. We are seeking qualified Indian surgeons (MS, DNB(Surgery), MCh) for this study….

Geospatial methods for Closing the Global Mortality Data Divide

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View Larger Map Victoria college building Date: 9am Thursday 14 to 3pm Friday 15 June, 2018 Venue: 212 Victoria College Building, University of Toronto 73 Queen Park’s Crescent, Toronto, ON Google Maps Link Accommodation for speakers is at Margaret Addison Hall,…

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…

Growing economies urged to avoid private health-care models

Professors Prabhat Jha and Dean T. Jamison reflect on lessons from the US, and urge other nations, especially rapidly growing economies, to avoid private health-care models. Read the article here.  …

Administrative Assistant

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Position Type: Full Time Date Ad Posted: 24 Oct 2017 Job Region: Toronto downtown area Application Deadline: 13 Nov 2017 Years Experience: 5 years as an Administrative Assistant 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 and real life randomized stu…

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…

Disease Control Priorities, Third Edition : Volume 3. Cancer

Disease Control Priorities, Third Edition : Volume 3. Cancer   The third edition of Disease Control Priorities is available and free online. Cancer control in low and middle income countries is possible and will save lives. The DCP-3 Cancer Volume offers feasible, cost-effective cancer control strategies. “From its inception, the Disease Control Priorities series has focused attention on delivering efficacious health interventions tha…

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

Nationally representative estimates from the Million Death Study   A new CGHR publication in The Lancet Global Health investigates changes in adult renal failure mortality and its key risk factors in India. “Renal failure is an important and growing cause of premature adult mortality in India, driven by the rising prevalence of poorly treated diabetes, especially in urban areas. Access to dialysis and transplantation is poor and not c…

Prabhat Jha named one of Globe & Mail’s 25 Transformational Canadians

Professor Prabhat Jha, founding director of CGHR, has just been honoured as of the Globe & Mail’s 25 Transformational Canadians. Other honourees this year include David Suzuki, Stephen Lewis, James Cameron, and Rick Hansen. Read more about it here: Globe and Mail’s 25 Transformational Canadians   Back to All CGHR News…

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&#…

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…

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…

Adult mortality risk in India in 2014

Age-specific and sex-specific adult mortality risk in India in 2014: analysis of 0·27 million nationally surveyed deaths and demographic estimates from 597 districts   “As child mortality decreases rapidly worldwide, premature adult mortality is becoming an increasingly 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. I…

Causes of Death in India 2010-2013

Causes of Death Statistics for India 2010-2013   This joint report from the Ministry of Home Affairs Registrar General of India and the Centre for Global Health Research at St. Michael’s Hospital details statistics for the causes of death in India between 2010 and 2013. It is available freely in PDF above and at the following link. Census of India, Sample Registration System links and resources – Click on “Causes of Death…

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