6 Dec, 2018

New Delhi, 6 December 2018 – The first comprehensive estimates of deaths, disease burden, and life expectancy reduction associated with air pollution in each state of India published by the India State-Level Disease Burden Initiative today report that India with 18% of the global population has a disproportionately high 26% of the global premature deaths and disease burden due to air pollution.

Press Release

20 Nov, 2018

by Professor Sanjay Zodpey
Vice President –Academics, PHFI on Higher Education in India


30 Oct, 2018

Expressing concern over the bad health indicators of Meghalaya, Chief Minister Conrad Sangma on Monday called for joint efforts to improve the overall efficiency of service delivery in the health sector, especially in rural areas.


29 Oct, 2018

The initiative is to promote better healthcare facilities, infrastructure and technology


29 Oct, 2018

SHILLONG, OCT 29: Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma today inaugurated the 3rd North East Health Care Leadership Summit 2018 in presence of Health Minister AL Hek and Sikkim MP P.D. Rai at Shillong. 


12 Sep, 2018

New Delhi, 12 September 2018 – The India State-level Disease Burden Initiative, a joint initiative of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI), and Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, along with experts and stakeholders associated with over 100 Indian institutions, has released today comprehensive analysis of several major non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and suicide for every state in India, based on analysis of all identifiable epidemiological data from India since 1990 as part of the Global Burden of Disease study.

Hindi Version

31 Aug, 2018

Cardiovascular disease accounts for one-fourth of all deaths in India and a number of studies are telling us how grave the epidemic is

By Madhavankutty Pillai


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