Through the CIHR Institute of Population and Public Health and the Public Health Agency of Canada, the Dr. James Rossiter MPH Practicum Award Program recognizes excellence in the next generation of public health policy makers and practitioners and aims to strengthen public health capacity in Canada. “I am pleased to be selected as a recipient [...]
Prabhat Jha shares his thoughts on Tobacco Control.
Director of the Centre for Global Health Research, Dr Prabhat Jha, has received this award in recognition for his outstanding contributions to population and public health.
The Varsity, University of Toronto’s student paper, sat down and spoke with Prof. Prabhat Jha about the Million Deaths Study.
A new interview with Prof. Prabhat Jha on the Million Death Study
The Economist profiles the changes to the modern smoking epidemic and the policies needed to reduce tobacco deaths
Registrar General of India report publishes the Causes of Death in India for 2004-6
Apply now for a CGHR summer student position 2015
Congratulations to Dr. Jayadeep Patra for this invitation to join the BMC Public Health Editorial Board as an Associate Editor
To help the living, study the dead: we will analyze the world’s biggest health problems by investigating causes of death.
BMJ covers CGHR’s signature study the MDS, offering an in-depth explanation of the study.
Slate covers the Indian Million Death Study in a interview with CGHR founding director Dr. Prabhat Jha.
A novel geospatial look at tobacco and alcohol use across Indian districts produces a fine grain analysis
From the BBC World Service Health Check ongoing series The Truth about Life and Death by Claudia Hammond
Congratulations to Mehak Bhatia for her acceptance into the prestigious CIHR strategic training fellowship.
40 cent per pack increase from tobacco tax is a good start, but the government can do more to avoid early deaths.
Dr. Jha offers 6 recommendations for India’s new government to improve the health of all Indians
Globe and Mail op ed: 3 ways Canada can improve the health of new moms and kids through a big investment in Big Data and health
NYTimes World writes about the very human stories behind the process of gathering verbal autopsies for the Million Death Study
Job opening in the Bangalore office for a senior position
The goals, progress, and direction of CGHR’s Million Death Study are profiled by theinternational.org
A recent article in the Financial Times reports on the impact of the Million Death Study and its ongoing findings.
Nature’s online news pub features eye-catching colourful graphics explaining the concept and execution of CGHR’s Million Death Study
We seek MCI-registered physicians, in any specialty, to join our unique Million Death Study.
Declaration emphasizes the eradication of polio as an urgent and achievable global healthy priority
The Globe and Mail describes results of the ongoing work, and how counting the dead helps the living.
Prof Jha was featured Al Jazeera, discussing the rising rates of smoking in developing countries.
Director of CGHR has been appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada, one of the country’s highest civilian honours.
Al Jazeera hosted Prof Jha to discuss trends of sex selection among South Asians.
Congratulations to Dr Shaun Morris, whose work on measles in India received the Sanofi Pastuer Award for Communicable Disease Epidemiology.
Prof Prabhat Jha honoured with the 2012 Luther L. Terry award for Outstanding Research Contribution in global tobacco control.
We examine three nationally representative surveys covering over 2.5 million homes and 14 million people to provide estimates of the changing trends from 1998 to 2015 in any tobacco smoking, in bidi and cigarette smoking, and in smoking cessation. We examine these trends by gender, age and generation, education level, and urban and rural residence.
BMI, smoking, drinking and solid fuel use —in combination— are associated with double or triple the risk of development of asthma. These risk factors might help explain the wide variation in asthma burden across countries.
The number of smokers is rising and cigarettes are replacing bidi in India.
Registrar General of India and the Centre for Global Health Research release statistics from the Sample Registration System and MDS
New demographic view of Indian adult mortality shows a east-west differences in the country
Cancer control in low and middle income countries is possible and will save lives
The DCP-3 Author Group presents key messages for costs, affordability, and feasibility of an essential package of cancer control
Editors of the journal discuss quality and effective epidemiology in the global context
Access to surgical care for time sensitive, life saving surgeries is an increasingly important topic in India.
Patra et al publish a new systematic review and meta-analysis of second hand smoke and TB
New CGHR pub in Vaccine. A single SIA will not control measles transmission in any of the countries with high measles burden.
The Lancet commentary: tobacco taxes are the most effective and rapid method of reducing tobacco-related mortality worldwide
A new CGHR pub in The Lancet Global Health says increased tobacco taxes can be a pro-poor policy with health and financial benefits
The Benefits and Costs of the Health Targets for the Post-2015 Development Agenda – a new CGHR publication
A commentary on the 2014 Addiction publication from Lam et al on Hong Kong smokers
A new CGHR/Oxford pub in The Lancet states that premature death can be reduced by 40 percent within the next 2 decades – 2030 goals
A reply in the International Journal of Cancer to Michaud et al on the associations of HPV and risks for various cancers
A case control analysis examines the effect of health-facility admission and skilled birth attendant coverage on maternal survival in India
Patra et al examine the effects of varied risk factors for tuberculosis in 14 high TB burden countries in a Plos One 2014 publication.
Authors target tobacco industry resistance of taxation and questions common criticism of the effect of taxation on India’s bidi industry
A Lancet Global Health commentary from the GAVI Alliance of world leading experts on the value of vaccines in the global context.
A 4 paper series arguing that verbal autopsy is the best way forward for tackling gaps in global mortality data
An examination of global smoking deaths and the positive effects of early quitting and higher tobacco taxes
Leading global health experts discuss how to use EBM in resource-limited settings to improve health outcomes
Study documents child mortality for 597 Indian districts; only one third of the country’s districts will achieve Millennium Development Goal 4.
How to better use Canada’s foreign aid to improve the lives of the world’s poorest citizens.
BMJ study finds that levels of HIV fell by 40 per cent among pregnant women between 2003 and 2008.
A CGHR study published in NEJM finds that smokers who quit before 40 years save a decade of their lives.
Asian Development Bank report describes how higher tobacco taxes can raise revenues and cut smoking-related deaths.
Improving cause of death data in places where vital registration is scarce could dramatically transform public health.
New research published in the Lancet estimates a total of 0.2 million suicide deaths in 2010 in India.
A Copenhagen Consensus panel, including Prof Prabhat Jha, outlines five key interventions with the greatest “bang for buck” to tackle chronic disease in developing countries.
Professors Prabhat Jha and Dean T. Jamison reflect on lessons from the US health-care model.