CGHR News

Analyses of 2017 Union Budget Tobacco Tax Increase

— February 6, 2017

Tobacco tax increase in India’s Union budget 2017 is insufficient to improve public health

Tripling tobacco taxes

— January 24, 2017

Key for achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals by 2030

Hellen Gelband: botanist turned policy guru in global health

— January 9, 2017

Profile of Hellen Gelband, The Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy’s (CDDEP) Associate Director for Policy

How Canada can help lead the way to better global health

— September 16, 2016

Prof. Prabhat Jha shares his thoughts on Canada’s role in global health

Congratulations to Elizaveta Oulman – Dr. James Rossiter Masters of Public Health (MPH) Practicum Award winner!

— August 24, 2016

This award program recognizes excellence in the next generation of public health policy makers and practitioners and aims to strengthen public health capacity in Canada.

Principles of Tobacco Control

— May 30, 2016

Prof. Prabhat Jha shares his thoughts on Tobacco Control.

Dr Prabhat Jha wins the inaugural CIHR Trailblazer Award

— April 14, 2016

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.

Counting the Dead to Save the Living

— April 5, 2016

The Varsity, University of Toronto’s student paper, sat down and spoke with Prof. Prabhat Jha about the Million Deaths Study.

Talking to the Dead – 52 Insights

— December 17, 2015

A new interview with Prof. Prabhat Jha on the Million Death Study

Smoking profiled in The Economist

— July 17, 2015

The Economist profiles the changes to the modern smoking epidemic and the policies needed to reduce tobacco deaths

India Causes of Death 2004-2006 Report

— May 26, 2015

Registrar General of India report publishes the Causes of Death in India for 2004-6

Job Posting: Summer Student May – Aug 2015 (Full time, Toronto)

— April 20, 2015

Apply now for a CGHR summer student position 2015

Congrats Dr. Patra – BMC Public Health Editor

— February 19, 2015

Congratulations to Dr. Jayadeep Patra for this invitation to join the BMC Public Health Editorial Board as an Associate Editor

Death 101: Shaping the Future of Global Health

— January 30, 2015

To help the living, study the dead: we will analyze the world’s biggest health problems by investigating causes of death.

BMJ Coverage of the Million Death Study

— September 29, 2014

BMJ covers CGHR’s signature study the MDS, offering an in-depth explanation of the study.

Slate Magazine: Lessons from the Dead

— September 8, 2014

Slate covers the Indian Million Death Study in a interview with CGHR founding director Dr. Prabhat Jha.

Geospatial analysis of distributions of Tobacco and Alcohol use in India

— July 18, 2014

A novel geospatial look at tobacco and alcohol use across Indian districts produces a fine grain analysis

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

— July 16, 2014

From the BBC World Service Health Check ongoing series The Truth about Life and Death by Claudia Hammond

CGHR research student awarded Fellowship in Public Health Policy

— June 26, 2014

Congratulations to Mehak Bhatia for her acceptance into the prestigious CIHR strategic training fellowship.

Tax hike on tobacco could save 25 000 lives

— June 26, 2014

40 cent per pack increase from tobacco tax is a good start, but the government can do more to avoid early deaths.

Quality Health Care with Public Funds – The Hindu

— June 11, 2014

Dr. Jha offers 6 recommendations for India’s new government to improve the health of all Indians

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

— May 23, 2014

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

New York Times MDS Coverage

— May 23, 2014

NYTimes World writes about the very human stories behind the process of gathering verbal autopsies for the Million Death Study

Opening: Senior Medical Researcher for The Million Death Study

— May 9, 2014

Job opening in the Bangalore office for a senior position

The International – A Million Deaths: differences that data can make

— February 27, 2014

The goals, progress, and direction of CGHR’s Million Death Study are profiled by theinternational.org

Financial Times Covers the MDS

— December 12, 2013

A recent article in the Financial Times reports on the impact of the Million Death Study and its ongoing findings.

MDS Infographics in Nature

— December 6, 2013

Nature’s online news pub features eye-catching colourful graphics explaining the concept and execution of CGHR’s Million Death Study

Million Death Study recruiting physician coders in India

— May 15, 2013

We seek MCI-registered physicians, in any specialty, to join our unique Million Death Study.

2013 CGHR Verbal Autopsy Research Fellowship

— April 29, 2013

The 2013 CGHR Verbal Autopsy Research Fellowship supports one qualified and experienced candidate to develop research in verbal autopsy application in LMICs.

Polio Eradication is achievable and urgent, declare 400+ global scientists

— April 11, 2013

Declaration emphasizes the eradication of polio as an urgent and achievable global healthy priority

Million Death Study featured in The Globe and Mail

— January 9, 2013

The Globe and Mail describes results of the ongoing work, and how counting the dead helps the living.

Prof Jha speaks about global tobacco consumption on Al Jazeera

— July 20, 2012

Prof Jha was featured Al Jazeera, discussing the rising rates of smoking in developing countries.

Prof Prabhat Jha appointed to Order of Canada

— July 3, 2012

Director of CGHR has been appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada, one of the country’s highest civilian honours.

Prof Jha talks about sex selection on Al Jazeera

— May 18, 2012

Al Jazeera hosted Prof Jha to discuss trends of sex selection among South Asians.

Prof Jha discusses sex selection in Canada on CBC Metro Morning

— April 19, 2012

CBC panel discusses latest study showing evidence of sex selection among South/East Asians living in Canada.

CGHR Scientist wins Infectious Disease award

— April 18, 2012

Congratulations to Dr Shaun Morris, whose work on measles in India received the Sanofi Pastuer Award for Communicable Disease Epidemiology.

CGHR Summer Student applications now closed

— April 10, 2012

Successful candidates will be contacted at the end of April for an interview.

Million Death Study featured on CBC Radio’s Dispatches program

— April 2, 2012

Prof Jha recently interviewed on CBC’s Dispatches about the Million Death Study.

Prof Prabhat Jha awarded Luther L. Terry award

— March 29, 2012

Prof Prabhat Jha honoured with the 2012 Luther L. Terry award for Outstanding Research Contribution in global tobacco control.

CGHR director featured as one of India’s leading global thinkers

— February 8, 2012

The Hindustan Times names Prof Prabhat Jha as one of India’s leading global thinkers.

Feature article in UofT Magazine

— January 11, 2012

Feature article about Professor Prabhat Jha and CGHR in UofT Magazine: Saving lives, one death at a time

CGHR paper wins 2011 Albie Award!

— January 4, 2012

CGHR paper on selective abortion wins 2011 Albie Award for best writing in global political economy.

CGHR looking for a new Research Assistant

— September 14, 2011

CGHR is looking for a qualified Research Assistant to join our Toronto team! Click on our Opportunities tab to see full details.

New posting at CGHR for a GIS Technician

— August 26, 2011

CGHR is now looking for a qualified GIS Technician to join our Toronto team! If you’re interested, please click on our Opportunities tab for the full job posting.

CGHR launches new website

— July 26, 2011

CGHR has redesigned its website for easier navigation. Please explore the new site — feedback is welcome!

New opportunities available at CGHR in Toronto and Bangalore

— May 15, 2011

New opportunities available in administration, biostatistics, computer programming, and database coordination!

CGHR has moved

— January 10, 2011

We’ve moved to a new building! Please note new mailing address and staff extensions.

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

— December 7, 2010

Founding Director of CGHR honoured by the Globe and Mail.