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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…

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…

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…

Verbal autopsy: Critical eye on a valuable tool for mortality surveillance

by Hellen Gelband The Lancet Regional Health – Americas, 2021 In certain parts of the world, a great number of people are born, live their lives, and die without leaving a trace in the public record. While this does not mean that their lives were without meaning, it has practical significance, from legal inheritance to the right for widowed spouses to remarry. It also matters to public health, because an undocumented life and death cannot…

Maternal and Child Health

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Trends in maternal mortality in India over two decades in nationally-representative surveys Meh C, Sharma A, Ram U, Fadel S, Correa N, Snelgrove JW, Shah P, Begum R, Shah M, Hana T, Fu SH, Raveendran L, Mishra B, Jha P. Trends in maternal mortality in India over two decades in nationally representative surveys. BJOG. 2021 Aug 29. doi: 10.1111/1471-0528.16888.  Changes in cause-specific neonatal and 1-59-month child mortality in India from 2000 t…

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…

Training Coordinator

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…innovative and cutting edge Instructional Design techniques and multi-media tools to develop new, high quality, training modules and instructional manuals Make training modules available through an interactive and integrated online training platform that allows for trainee progress tracking, assessments, e-group discussion, etc. Make training modules and platform, flexible and easy to use in multi-country and multi-lingual settings, where litera…

Wilson Suraweera – Publications

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…arahettige 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; March 28: Published Online doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(12)60358-4  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…

DESH-Surgery Study

…such as injuries, cancer, congenital anomalies, and obstetrical complications in India. We are seeking qualified Indian surgeons (MS, DNB(Surgery), MCh) for this study. Participation requires the completion of a 10-15 minute online survey. Participants who successfully complete the survey are entitled to receive a modest honorarium for their time.   Additional References: ICD-10 codes for disease condition groups Disease Control Priorities…

CGHR Toronto

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…ience in both qualitative and quantitative research methods in low-middle income countries and has developed different genre of instructional learning tools including training modules, infographics videos, podcast videos, and online teaching modules. In the past, Dr. Biswabandan worked in multiple projects funded by UNICEF and UNESCO at Jawaharlal Nehru University, India where he was involved with leading a team of community researchers for large…