Trends in female-selective abortion among Asian diasporas in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada and Australia

— September 27, 2022

Preference for sons and smaller families and, in the case of China, a one-child policy, have contributed to missing girl births in India and China over the last few decades due to sex-selective abortions. Selective abortion occurs also among Indian and Chinese diaspora, but their variability and trends over time are unknown. We examined conditional [...]

Mortality Associated with Ambient PM2.5 Exposure in India: Results from the Million Death Study

— September 14, 2022

Background: Studies on the extent to which long-term exposure to ambient particulate matter (PM) with aerodynamic diameter ≤2.5μm≤2.5μm(PM2.5PM2.5) contributes to adult mortality in India are few, despite over 99% of Indians being exposed to levels that the World Health Organization (WHO) considers unsafe. Objective: We conducted a retrospective cohort study within the Million Death Study (MDS) to [...]

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

— May 19, 2022

The incidence of the omicron BA.1/1.1 variant of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), which rapidly spread worldwide even among vaccinated persons, is incompletely defined.1 We quantified the incidence of 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 [...]

Child, Maternal, and Adult Mortality in Sierra Leone: Nationally Representative Mortality Survey 2018-2020

— May 5, 2022

  Background: Sierra Leone’s child and maternal mortality rates are among the highest in the world. Yet little is known about the causes of premature mortality in the country. Methods: The Countrywide Mortality Surveillance for Action platform established the Sierra Leone Sample Registration System (SL-SRS), which involved conducting electronic verbal autopsies in 678 randomly selected villages [...]

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

— April 19, 2022

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

Tobacco and nicotine use

— April 4, 2022

Tobacco and nicotine use Bernard Le Foll, Megan E. Piper, Christie D. Fowler, Serena Tonstad, Laura Bierut, Lin Lu, Prabhat Jha and Wayne D. Hall Abstract | Tobacco smoking is a major determinant of preventable morbidity and mortality worldwide. More than a billion people smoke, and without major increases in cessation, at least half will [...]


— January 12, 2022

India’s national COVID death totals remain undetermined. Using an independent nationally representative survey of 0.14 million (M) adults, we compared COVID mortality during the 2020 and 2021 viral waves to expected all-cause mortality. COVID constituted 29% (95%CI 28-31%) of deaths from June 2020-July 2021, corresponding to 3.2M (3.1-3.4) deaths, of which 2.7M (2.6-2.9) occurred in [...]

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

— November 18, 2021

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 Moving Curve Episode 41

— May 5, 2020

Dr. Jha joins The Moving Curve podcast to discuss COVID data in India


— February 10, 2020

CGHR is tracking the cases and mortality of coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak.

Tobacco Taxation and Inequalities

— December 18, 2019

IARC has published the book “Reducing social inequalities in cancer: evidence and priorities for research” with a chapter by Prabhat Jha

Smoking cessation and e-cigarettes in China and India

— October 18, 2019

E-cigarette regulation must prioritise smoking cessation among adults

Toronto Global Cancer Control Conference 2018

— March 1, 2018

The Lancet Global Health – Volume 6, Special Issue 1, S1-S30

Changes in cause-specific neonatal and 1-59-month child mortality in India from 2000 to 2015

— September 19, 2017

India has avoided about 1 million deaths of children under age five since 2005 but there is still more to be done.

“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”

Global health researchers receive QES grant

— March 27, 2017

QES grant will enable global talent exchange and develop scholars

Analyses: Union Budget 2017 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

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

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.