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Raising taxes key to accelerate tobacco control in South Asia

— April 11, 2017

South Asian countries must prioritise higher tobacco taxation and other control measures

“Verbal autopsies” could reveal how millions live and die

— March 28, 2017

One of the biggest challenges [...] is being able to get an appropriate “national sample of deaths”

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

— December 13, 2016

Renal failure is a growing public health concern for India.

Childhood Cancer Mortality in India

— December 1, 2016

The burden of childhood cancer in India is substantially higher than previously suggested.

Karnataka’s Roadmap to Improved Health

— September 6, 2016

Cost effective solutions to address priority diseases, reduce poverty and increase economic growth

Trends in bidi and cigarette smoking in India from 1998 to 2015, by age, gender and education

— August 2, 2016

Cigarettes are displacing bidi smoking among young adult men and illiterate men.

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

— April 5, 2016

BMI, smoking, drinking and solid fuel use —combined— double or triple the risk of development of asthma. 

Trends in bidi and cigarette smoking in India 1998 to 2015

— February 25, 2016

The number of smokers is rising and cigarettes are replacing bidi in India.

Causes of Death in India 2010-2013

— December 17, 2015

Registrar General of India and the Centre for Global Health Research release statistics from the Sample Registration System and MDS

Adult mortality risk in India in 2014

— November 19, 2015

New demographic view of Indian adult mortality shows a east-west differences in the country

Disease Control Priorities, Third Edition : Volume 3. Cancer

— November 19, 2015

Cancer control in low and middle income countries is possible and will save lives

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

— November 11, 2015

The DCP-3 Author Group presents key messages for costs, affordability, and feasibility of an essential package of cancer control

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

— October 20, 2015

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 at a health facility due to adverse perinatal events.

Research: What makes an eLife paper in epidemiology and global health?

— October 15, 2015

Editors of the journal discuss quality and effective epidemiology in the global context

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

— August 20, 2015

Access to surgical care for time sensitive, life saving surgeries is an increasingly important topic in India.

Exposure to Second-Hand Smoke and the Risk of Tuberculosis in Children and Adults

— June 2, 2015

Patra et al publish a new systematic review and meta-analysis of second hand smoke and TB

Controlling measles using supplemental immunization activities

— March 13, 2015

New CGHR pub in Vaccine. A single SIA will not control measles transmission in any of the countries with high measles burden.

Deaths and taxes: stronger global tobacco control by 2025

— March 13, 2015

The Lancet commentary: tobacco taxes are the most effective and rapid method of reducing tobacco-related mortality worldwide

Tobacco tax in China – cost-effectiveness model

— March 13, 2015

A new CGHR pub in The Lancet Global Health says increased tobacco taxes can be a pro-poor policy with health and financial benefits

Copenhagen Consensus 2015

— January 27, 2015

The Benefits and Costs of the Health Targets for the Post-2015 Development Agenda – a new CGHR publication

Commentary: The evolving hazards of smoking and benefits of cessation

— November 25, 2014

A commentary on the 2014 Addiction publication from Lam et al on Hong Kong smokers

Lancet: Premature death can be reduced by 40% in 20 years

— September 18, 2014

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

HPV-avertable cancer risks in India

— June 12, 2014

A reply in the International Journal of Cancer to Michaud et al on the associations of HPV and risks for various cancers

Maternal Survival in India – Montgomery et al

— June 12, 2014

A case control analysis examines the effect of health-facility admission and skilled birth attendant coverage on maternal survival in India

TB Meta-analysis: Tobacco, Alcohol, Diabetes, and BMI

— May 8, 2014

Patra et al examine the effects of varied risk factors for tuberculosis in 14 high TB burden countries in a Plos One 2014 publication.

Economic Contributions of Bidi in India

— May 1, 2014

Authors target tobacco industry resistance of taxation and questions common criticism of the effect of taxation on India’s bidi industry

Reassessing the Value of Vaccines – Lancet

— April 25, 2014

A Lancet Global Health commentary from the GAVI Alliance of world leading experts on the value of vaccines in the global context.

Verbal Autopsy Paper Series in BMC Medicine

— February 21, 2014

A 4 paper series arguing that verbal autopsy is the best way forward for tackling gaps in global mortality data

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

— January 1, 2014

TRIPLING TOBACCO tax globally would cut smoking by a third, and prevent 200 million premature deaths this century from lung cancer and other diseases, according to a review published in the New England Journal of Medicine Follow the links for access to the full article and web appendix: Global Effects of Smoking, of Quitting, and [...]

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

— January 1, 2014

An examination of global smoking deaths and the positive effects of early quitting and higher tobacco taxes

Global health: the importance of evidence-based medicine

— October 17, 2013

Leading global health experts discuss how to use EBM in resource-limited settings to improve health outcomes

Child mortality in Indian districts

— September 18, 2013

Study documents child mortality for 597 Indian districts; only one third of the country’s districts will achieve Millennium Development Goal 4.

A healthier approach to Canadian aid

— September 17, 2013

How to better use Canada’s foreign aid to improve the lives of the world’s poorest citizens.

HIV prevention among female sex workers in India reduces HIV and syphilis

— June 16, 2013

BMJ study finds that levels of HIV fell by 40 per cent among pregnant women between 2003 and 2008.

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

— January 23, 2013

A CGHR study published in NEJM finds that smokers who quit before 40 years save a decade of their lives.

Tobacco taxes: a win-win for the economy and public health

— November 13, 2012

Asian Development Bank report describes how higher tobacco taxes can raise revenues and cut smoking-related deaths.

Counting the dead is one of the best public health investments

— August 31, 2012

Improving cause of death data in places where vital registration is scarce could dramatically transform public health.

Suicide is one of top causes of death for young adults in India

— June 12, 2012

New research published in the Lancet estimates a total of 0.2 million suicide deaths in 2010 in India.

Top interventions to tackle global chronic disease

— May 1, 2012

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.

Growing economies urged to avoid private health-care models

— March 29, 2012

Professors Prabhat Jha and Dean T. Jamison reflect on lessons from the US health-care model.

Tobacco-related and cervical cancers are important causes of death among working-age people in India

— March 28, 2012

New study published in The Lancet finds a significant portion of cancer mortality in India is avoidable.

Tobacco tax reform needed to curb corruption and increase revenue while saving lives in India

— October 20, 2011

New CGHR study emphasizes the need for tobacco tax reform in India to improve tax administration, increase revenue, and save 69 million years of healthy life.

Use of female sex workers in India: PLoS One article

— September 8, 2011

CGHR study investigates patterns of non-regular sex partners and use of female sex workers by Indian men for HIV prevention.

WHO Bulletin: Deaths from unintentional falls in India

— August 15, 2011

Study in the WHO Bulletin reveals new information about deaths in India from unintentional falls.

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

— May 24, 2011

Study in The Lancet finds that selective abortion of girls in India has drastically increased. Press materials available.

New findings for infectious disease deaths among 5-14 year olds in India

— May 24, 2011

Infectious disease mortality in older children aged 5-14 now published in PLoS One.

Snakebite deaths largely underestimated in India, says new CGHR study

— April 12, 2011

India is believed to have more snakebites than any other country in the world.

CGHR study in PLoS One: capturing the context of maternal deaths using verbal autopsy

— February 7, 2011

Capturing the context of maternal deaths from supplementary narratives in verbal autopsy.

Child mortality findings from the Million Death Study

— November 13, 2010

Lancet study shows that more than 2.3 million children under the age of 5 died in India in 2005. Press materials available.

Controversial malaria mortality results from the Million Death Study

— October 21, 2010

Lancet study shows that malaria deaths in India has been vastly underestimated. Press materials available.