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The George Institute for Global Health (TGI)

LocationAustralia

Issue AreaHealth

Amount NeededGeneral Support Needed

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Chronic Disease Relief

Supporting chronic disease care in a vulnerable population during the COVID-19 pandemic

Over the years, unhealthy diet, physical inactivity, lifestyle changes, and demographic transitions, have caused diseases such as diabetes, heart attacks, stroke, kidney failure, and mental health, to become the leading causes of death and disability. With chronic diseases accounting for over 70% of preventable deaths globally each year, there is a need to develop effective treatments and preventions strategies more than ever.

The current Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is causing significant mortality worldwide. People with pre-existing chronic conditions are at higher risk with the virus impacting countries health systems and health workforce, disrupting treatment of those with chronic diseases. The situation is worse in rural and remote regions of LMICs where the health care workers (HCWs) are being re-deployed to manage coronavirus. Vulnerable populations in rural India who suffer from chronic diseases will experience major adverse health consequences and financial losses if not protected. To support these individuals to continue appropriate chronic disease care is of utmost importance.

The George Institute for Global Health is not-for-profit public health and medical research institute, whose mission is to improve the health of millions of people worldwide. TGI provides the best evidence to guide critical health decisions, engaging with decision makers to enact real change, targeting the biggest health challenges, particularly chronic and critical diseases affecting disadvantaged and vulnerable populations across regions and geographies.

TGI’s  global network of scientific leaders and health care experts are committed to finding practical and innovative approaches to better treatments, better care and healthier societies.

The significant health challenges facing by under-served communities, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic, continues to grow. Corporates and philanthropic foundations play an important role in supporting our medical and public health research in providing innovative health care solutions that address the unmet health needs of under-served communities.

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