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New York Times MDS Coverage

NYTimes World covers the MDS and captures the very human stories behind the process of gathering verbal autopsies for the Million Death Study. Each autopsy is its own small tragedy but documenting them and shedding light on the causes of death can help direct public health policies to alleviate the burden of disease and prevent premature mortality. “MAGADI, India — M. R. Gundappa, 60, died the way most Indians do: with no doctor present, n…

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…fe. 2019 Aug 27;8:e46202. AIDS-defining causes of death from autopsy findings for HIV-positive individuals in sub-Saharan Africa in the pre- and post-ART era: a systematic review and meta-analyses Peer N, Bogoch II, Bassat Q, Newcombe L, Watson LK, Nagelkerke N, Jha P. AIDS-defining causes of death from autopsy findings for HIV-positive individuals in sub-Saharan Africa in the pre- and post-ART era: a systematic review and meta-analyses. Gates Op…

Principles of Tobacco Control

Georgia State University’s new e-book “Principles of Tobacco Control: Extinguishing the Habit” includes commentary from CGHR’s director Prof. Prabhat Jha. This free e-book is available here. Principles of Tobacco Control: Extinguishing the Habit by Michael Eriksen “This book explores the history of tobacco as well as today’s issues—from the rise of novel tobacco products such as e-cigarettes to regulations surrounding tobacco’s use, marketing an…

Research and General Support, Full time position

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will be an added advantage Ability to work independently and as part of a team An eye for detail, a meticulous approach to work, time management skills, and ability to meet deadlines is essential Demonstrated ability to learn new skills and to adapt quickly to changing requirements Excellent oral and writing skills Must demonstrate interest in health issues of developing countries Any prior experience in global health research will be an asset H…

Virus Death Toll 9 Million Higher: India Stalls W.H.O. Effort to Release New Tally

Virus Death Toll 9 Million Higher: India Stalls W.H.O. Effort to Release New Tally ̵1; By STEPHANIE NOLEN and KARAN DEEP SINGH, The New York Times, April 17, 2022.  Read or Download the full report here   …

CGHR paper wins 2011 Albie Award!

The recent CGHR paper on selective abortions in India, published in The Lancet last May, has received a 2011 Albie Award from Foreign Policy magazine. The Albie is named after renowned political economist, Albert Hirschman, and the award was created to recognize “the best writing in global political economy̶1;. While the writing platforms can vary (e.g., journal article, blog post, traditional book), the Albies honour exceptional writi…

Data Manager

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se unique data holdings easier to use. JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: Assume the role of the data steward/specialist for a range of projects. Harmonize the various datasets in use into a common format in a single database. Integrate new data sets into the organization’s data holdings. Identify and resolve database and analysis issues/problems. Create and maintain documentation for all variables, data sets, quality assurance monitoring, and analysis prog…

BIOSTATISICIAN / DEMOGRAPHER (Full time, Toronto)

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ational databases (MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQL Server, Oracle, MS Access, etc.) is an asset  Demonstrated ability to be self-motivated and do independent work as well as collaborate as a team player Demonstrated ability to learn new skills and to adapt quickly to changing requirements Strong problem solving skills, with ability to derive innovative solutions Excellent oral and writing skills Detail oriented Fluency in English and proficiency in lang…

Biostatistician/Data Manager (Full Time, Toronto)

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atures in SAS and or R/Stata to analyze complex surveys such as the DHS, GATS, CCHS, NHIS Demonstrated ability to be self-motivated and do independent work as well as collaborate as a team player Demonstrated ability to learn new skills and to adapt quickly to changing requirements Strong problem solving skills, with ability to derive innovative solutions Excellent oral and writing skills Detail oriented Experience in global health research and…

Statistical Methods for Managing Emerging Infectious Diseases

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to the SMMEID project, but working in the research labs of the SMMEID investigators, are listed and can be applied for as part of this process. The investigators of the SMMEID project are sensitive to the challenges faced by new researchers in Biostatistics from non-traditional backgrounds and marginalized communities, and are committed to providing a welcoming, respectful, and healthy work environment.  Any special circumstances affecting an ap…

Reducing global tuberculosis deaths – time for India to step up

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Reducing global tuberculosis deaths – time for India to step up…

Disease Control Priorities Network (DCPN)

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by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the DCPN evaluates the potential costs and benefits of allocating funds to a range of health service delivery platforms (such as hospitals and clinics), research and development of new health technologies, and new health interventions. This project seeks to produce a consistent set of cost and cost-effectiveness estimates for health interventions around the world, as well as the tools required to calcu…

CGHR New Delhi

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NEW DELHI DIRECTORY Asif Ali   ASIF ALI ̵1; 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…

Paul Arora – Publications

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171(11): 1337-8.   BOOK CHAPTERS HIV-1 trends, risk factors and growth in India.Kumar R, Jha P, Arora P, Dhingra N. National Commission of Macroeconomics and Health (NCMH) Background Papers – Burden of Disease In India. New Delhi: World Health Organization, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, 2005, pp 58-73. Enhancing HIV-1 surveillance in India. Driver N, Arora P, Kumar R, Jha P, Dhingra N. Report submitted by Centr…

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,…

Geospatial methods for Closing the Global Mortality Data Divide

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 can be booked at the Victoria College Summer Residences Organizing Committee Patrick Brown (University of Toronto and Centre for Global Health Research) Marilia Carvalho (Fundação Oswaldo Cruz) Samir Bhatt (Imperial C…

Administrative Assistant

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self-motivated, results-oriented individual, you will be accountable for: Performing general administrative assistant duties including, mail outs and courier, filing, photocopying, maintaining office equipment and supplies, booking staff/visitor travel and accommodation, and assisting with travel visa applications. Organizing local and international workshops, including booking venues, managing attendees travel logistics, finalizes meeting agen…

Welcome to the CGHR Training Centre!

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ad.   Advanced Course on Death Certification (ACDC) Incorrect completion of death certificates is a problem that has been documented in high, middle and low-income countries worldwide. ACDC has been designed to take both new interns and experienced physicians through the principles of death certification. What we write on a death certificate matters and we can do better.   Verbal Autopsy Training This course is for surveyors working on…

Tobacco Taxation and Inequalities

Scientific Publication was developed to serve as a reference for policy-makers and public health officials, linking to specific examples of interventions that may reduce future inequalities in cancer. You can access the full book on the IARC website or download this PDF. To read Prabhat Jha’s chapter click here (PDF)….

Research and General Support

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ic Reviews is an advantage Ability to work independently and as part of a team An eye for detail, a meticulous approach to work, time management skills, and ability to meet deadlines is essential Demonstrated ability to learn new skills and to adapt quickly to changing requirements Excellent oral and writing skills Must demonstrate an interest in health issues of developing countries Any prior experience in global health research will be an asset…

RESEARCH ASSISTANT/COORDINATOR

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CV): R, STATA, and Adobe graphics packages, etc Previous experience with ICD-10 (International Classification of Diseases) will be an advantage Ability to work independently and as part of a team Demonstrated ability to learn new skills and to adapt quickly to changing requirements Excellent oral and writing skills Must demonstrate an interest in health issues of developing countries Any prior experience in global health research will be an asset…

Million Death Study

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ntgomery AL, Thakur JS, Jha P.PLoS One. 2012; 7(1): e30336. Geospatial assessment of the relationship between altitude and mortality in India.Hsiao C, Jha P. 4th International Conference on HealthGIS 2011. August 5-6th, 2011, New Delhi, India. 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

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

x million children and 300,000 mothers will die during childbirth, mostly in the low-income countries of Africa and Asia. Next week, Prime Minister Stephen Harper hosts world leaders in Toronto for a major summit on maternal, newborn and child health, building on efforts he first launched at the G8 Muskoka summit in 2010.̶1;[Read on...]…

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Research Coordinator I

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Research Coordinator I ̵1; Center for Global Health Research Competition #:833972 Job Title: Research Coordinator I ̵1; Center for Global Health Research Department: Center for Global Health Research Job Category: Research New Work Type: Full-Time Temporary Positions Available: 1 Union Affiliation: NU Posted Date: 21/11/18 Closing date: 28/11/18 Salary Range: $26.60 ̵1; $33.24 per hour Length of Temporary Assignment: 12 Months FTE…

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…

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…

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…

MPH Summer Practicum Student

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ciency in a statistical language e.g. R, STATA is required Ability to work independently and as part of a team Accuracy of work, time management skills, and ability to meet deadlines is essential Demonstrated ability to learn new skills and adapt quickly to changing requirements Excellent oral and writing skills and a detail-oriented approach to work Interest in health issues of developing countries, and any prior experience in global health rese…

COMPUTER SCIENCE & PUBLIC HEALTH SUMMER STUDENT

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lational databases (MySQL, PostgreSQL, etc.) is an asset  Ability to work independently and as part of a team Accuracy of work, time management skills, and ability to meet deadlines is essential Demonstrated capacity to learn new skills and to adapt quickly to changing requirements Sound oral and writing skills Detail-oriented Interest in health issues of developing countries is preferred HOW TO APPLY: Please send a cover letter and CV with refe…

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…

CGHR Bangalore

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e in clinical psychology, completed a fellowship in clinical research, and has 8 years of work experience as a researcher and clinical psychologist. She has been associated with institutes like The INCLEN Trust International, New Delhi; All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi; and the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR). At CGHR, she assists in the physician coder training program, by coordinating meetings and t…

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…

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…

Medical Research Internship (May-August 2016, Toronto)

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ackages including R, STATA etc. will be an added advantage Ability to work independently and as part of a team Accuracy of work, time management skills, and ability to meet deadlines is essential Demonstrated ability to learn new skills and adapt quickly to changing requirements Excellent oral and writing skills and a detail-oriented approach to work Interest in health issues of developing countries is required Any prior experience in global heal…

CGHR Toronto

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TORONTO DIRECTORY Venus BonaPatrick BrownAnna DareHana FuPrabhat JhaLeslie NewcombePeter RodriguezWilson SuraweeraBapujee Biswabandan   VENUS BONA ̵1; Administrator 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 at the Univers…

Training Coordinator

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ization’s mandate and programming needs Gather all existing CGHR training materials; standardize and improve the same Use creative, 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 dis…

Million Death Study (MDS)

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as they become available so that they can take action against preventable deaths. MDS Study ProtocolMDS CollaboratorsMDS Publications Registrar General of India: Report on Causes of Death 2001-2003 (Ministry of Home Affairs, New Delhi) Registrar General of India: Report on Causes of Death 2004-2006 (Ministry of Home Affairs, New Delhi) WORKING GROUPS Working groups of internal and external scientists are reviewing the MDS results as they become…

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

s. The cost of an “essential package” of 208 interventions adapted from Disease Control Priorities, 3rd edition, would run about $105 in India and $75 in Bangladesh for each urban dweller to reach 80% coverage, according to a new analysis published in the Bulletin of the World Health Organization. Current spending is about $30 and $26 in India and Bangladesh, respectively. About 80% of the new investment would go to primary health centres and fir…

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CGHR Toronto Centre for Global Health Research Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael’s Hospital 30 Bond Street Toronto, Ontario M5B 1W8 Canada Tel: +1 416-864-6042 Fax: +1 416-864-5256 Email: cghr@smh.ca View Larger Map CGHR Bangalore Centre for Global Health Research St. John’s Research Institute Opp. BDA Complex, Koramangala, Bangalore ̵1; 560034 India Tel: +91 9880367711 View Larger Map CGHR New Delhi Centr…

Senior Medical Researcher for The Million Death Study

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search institution dedicated to better health. The mission of CGHR is to conduct high quality research that advances global health, with a focus on the major causes of premature mortality worldwide. It has offices in Toronto, New Delhi and Bangalore. It is affiliated with St. Michael’s Hospital, University of Toronto (www.stmichaelshospital.com) and St John’s Research Institute, Bangalore (www.sjri.res.in). We seek now a senior public healt…

Feature article in UofT Magazine

Check out this feature article about Professor Prabhat Jha and the Centre for Global Health Research in the latest issue of UofT Magazine: Saving lives, one death at a time

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…

Identifying the changing age distribution of opioid-related mortality with high-frequency data

|| Lauren A. Paul, Ye Li, Pamela Leece, Tara Gomes, Ahmed M. Bayoumi, Jeremy Herring, Regan Murray, Patrick Brown || Background Opioid-related mortality continues to rise across North America, and mortality rates have been further exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. This study sought to provide an updated picture of trends of opioid-related mortality for Ontario, Canada between January 2003 and December 2020, in relation to age and sex. Me…

HIV

Identifying HIV care continuum gaps using verbal autopsy “UNAIDS estimates that there are currently over 36 million people infected with HIV globally, with disproportionate burdens in eastern and southern Africa where major treatment programmes have been introduced. Better understanding of the causes of HIV-related mortality is needed to fill major knowledge gaps and to enable improvement of the impact of HIV treatment programmes. Most deaths (i…

Tax hike on tobacco could save 25 000 lives

Tax hike on tobacco could save 25,000 lives CGHR would like to take a moment to remember the positive impact of the late Minister Flaherty’s tobacco control policies. His efforts to increase tobacco taxation ought to be commended and will in the future help prevent unnecessary early death from tobacco related diseases in Canada. Toronto Star article from February 2014: “[Late] Finance Minister Jim Flaherty has put Canada in the meda…

DESH-Surgery Study

The District Evaluation Study of Health ̵1; 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….

BMJ Coverage of the Million Death Study

Coding a million deaths in India, one interview at a time BMJ covers an in-depth explanation of the Indian Million Death Study, it’s methods, results, impact and controversies….

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…

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…

Smoking profiled in The Economist

The Economist profiles the changes to the modern smoking epidemic and the policies needed to reduce the vast and growing global burden of tobacco mortality and morbidity. Low and middle income countries are most at risk for increasing tobacco deaths, but have the opportunity to institute effective evidence-based tobacco control policies. Read up on The Economist’s view of the current state of the global tobacco epidemic with these articles…

Identifying HIV care continuum gaps using verbal autopsy

Identifying HIV care continuum gaps using verbal autopsy “UNAIDS estimates that there are currently over 36 million people infected with HIV globally, with disproportionate burdens in eastern and southern Africa where major treatment programmes have been introduced. Better understanding of the causes of HIV-related mortality is needed to fill major knowledge gaps and to enable improvement of the impact of HIV treatment programmes. Most deaths (i…

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…

Hellen Gelband: botanist turned policy guru in global health

“Based in Washington, DC, and New Delhi, CDDEP’s Associate Director for Policy, Hellen Gelband, together with Director Ramanan Laxminarayan, have led the organisation’s influential policy work for the past 9 years, notably the Global Antibiotic Resistance Partnership (GARP)̶1; The Lancet Profile: Hellen Gelband…

India Health Map

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The purpose of this web application is to showcase and share Indian epidemiological data. As part of its dissemination strategy, CGHR is continuously looking for new ways to share its research findings. This application allows users to explore and download epidemiological data via an interactive map. We hope that government officials and the general public find this application very useful. Click here to access India Health Map….

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

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ject, 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 new partnership called the Statistical Alliance for Vital Events (SAVE). St. Michael Hospital (SMH ̵1; http://www.stmichaelshospital.com) offers an excellent benefits package, and collegial, supportive work environment….

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…

Renal failure deaths and their risk factors in India 200113

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…

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…

Omicron BA.1/1.1 SARS-CoV-2 Infection among Vaccinated Canadian Adults

SARS-CoV-2 infection during the initial omicron BA.1/1.1 variant wave among Canadian adults2 and the contribution of previous infection and concurrent vaccination to age specific active immunity. Read the full paper here (The NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL of MEDICINE) or (Download PDF)   Patrick E. Brown, Ph.D.Sze Hang Fu, M.S.A.Aiyush Bansal, M.D.Leslie Newcombe, B.Sc.Unity Health Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada Karen Colwill, Ph.D.Geneviève Mailhot, M….

Analyses: Union Budget 2017 Tobacco Tax Increase

Ministry of Finance should announce a SPECIAL Rs. 4 per stick excise on ALL lengths of cigarettes. There is NO difference in health risks between machine and hand rolled bidis. The Ministry of Finance should tax both at the new rate of Rs. 78 per thousand sticks.  Read the full analysis here…

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…

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  …

Shaun Morris – Publications

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…Analysis of the Effect of Antibody Therapy for the Prevention of Severe Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection. Morris SK, Dzolganovski B, Beyene J, Sung L. BMC Infectious Diseases. 2009; 9: 106. doi:10.1186/1471-2334-9-106. A New Twist on an Old Problem: A Case of Pediatric Meningitis Caused by Multidrug-Resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae Serotype 19A. Ciccotelli WA, Poutanen SM, Algahtani M, Morris SK, et al. Pediatric Infectious Diseases Journ…

Research Business Manager (Toronto)

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…ternal research funding, and directly overseeing research financial transactions Prepare and monitor budgets and reports for Research Scientist Support, Research Administration and other areas, as required Help to develop and implement a Research Strategic Plan for CGHR Create databases for grants, projects and publications to help monitor productivity and ensure the most effective use of available resources Effectiv…

About CGHR

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e major causes of premature mortality among the global poor. Research areas include maternal and child health, tobacco control, health policy and economics, and gender inequalities. CGHR has offices in Toronto, Bangalore, and New Delhi. Funding is provided by grants from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the US National Institutes of Health, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, St. Michael’s Hospital, and the University of Toronto….

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…

Quality Health Care with Public Funds – The Hindu

Prabhat Jha’s article in The Hindu, Quality Health Care with Public Funds, offers 6 recommendations for India’s new 2014 government to take to improve the health of all Indians. Topics include providing universal health care to India’s poor, preventing vascular deaths, and controlling malaria. “Mr. Modi promised to bring about change. There are six practical steps that he could implement as Prime Minister to rapidly ensur…

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…

Talking to the Dead – 52 Insights

Prabhat Jha ̵1; Talking to the Dead A new interview from 52-Insights with Prof. Prabhat Jha details the scale and necessity of the Million Death Study in India “A shocking and little known fact: only 3% of individuals that die worldwide have an official cause of death certificate. More specifically, in India, a country of over a billion people, 80% of deaths take place outside the healthcare system…̶1; Read on…

Deaths from acute abdominal conditions and geographical access to surgical care in India

Deaths from acute abdominal conditions and geographical access to surgical care in India: a nationally representative spatial analysis A new publication from CGHR explores an emerging field of global health: surgery and surgical care in LMICs. Few population-based studies quantify mortality from surgical conditions and relate mortality to access to surgical care in low-income and middle-income countries. Improvements in human and physical resour…

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

resources. A lack of accurate data can mean that funding allocation is distorted. Even when data is collected, the cause of death can be incorrect and cultural factors can affect the way the forms are filled in. This isn’t a new problem as Claudia discovers …̶1; [Listen to the full program...] Further episodes of Claudia Hammond’s series The Truth about Life and Death can be accessed here….

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…