Global Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (GAPIO)

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07 Jan 2017

Docs warn of impending health crisis

India could face a health crisis with cases related to heart problems, diabetes, cancer and hypertension increasing manifold by 2020, according to a study.   India could face a health crisis with cases related to heart problems, diabetes, cancer and hypertension increasing manifold by 2020, according to a study. The average age of contracting such diseases has also dropped over the past few decades with people in the 25-40 age group being the worst hit. Research by the Global Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (GAPIO) states that around 3.5 crore Indians are prone to non-communicable diseases. This could cost the country a whopping $5 trillion, which is 58% of the country's budget. India currently doesn't even spend 1% of it

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07 Jan 2017

7th ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF GAPIO HELD ON 7th AND 8th JANUARY 2017 AT HYDERABAD

 

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12 Dec 2014

Physicians to Hold Global Meet in Chandigarh in January

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09 Jan 2016

GAPIO works to bring in physicians of Indian origin to support healthcare in the country

GAPIO works to bring in physicians of Indian origin to support healthcare in the country Our Bureau, Bengaluru, Monday, January 11, 2016, 16:00 Hrs  [IST]  Global Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (GAPIO), a non-profit organization is now gearing up to bring together the intellectual and technical strength of physicians of Indian origin from India and abroad that can be a vital force in development of Indian healthcare sector. At the 6th International GAPIO held here on January 9 and 10, 2016 attracted around 500 medical experts. “The event ensured to provide affordable good quality healthcare, to contribute to local and regional community development, and thereby reduce health inequalities globally,” said Dr Sanku Surender Rao, president GAP

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29 Jan 2014

Global Association of Physicians of Indian Origin Meets in Kolkata

A two-day International Conference of Global Association of Physicians of Indian Origin was held in Kolkata from Jan. 11.   MUMBAI, India   Delegates from India and overseas, particularly from the U.S., U.K., Australia, Russia, Africa and the Middle East, gathered in Kolkata recently to participate in the two-day International Conference of Global Association of Physicians of Indian Origin. The conference, which began Jan. 11, focused upon improving health worldwide. During the conference, Dr. Sanku Rao of Enid, Okla., took over as president of GAPIO, with Dr. Ramesh Mehta from U.K. as vice president, Dr. Anupam Sibal as secretary-general, Dr. Nanda kumar Jairam as joint secretary and New Jersey-based allergy specialist Dr. Sudhir Parikh as treasurer. More than 300 deleg

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28 Jan 2014

India faces epidemic of non-communicable diseases: Dr Reddy

Kolkata: India is facing an epidemic of non-communicable diseases like diabetes, heart disease and cancer, according to Dr Prathap C Reddy, chairman of Apollo Hospitals Group and founder president of Global Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (GAPIO). Dr Prathap C Reddy addressing the delegates “India is facing an epidemic of non-communicable diseases like diabetes, heart disease and cancer. It is estimated that by 2020, cardiovascular disease will be the cause of over 40 per cent deaths in India as compared to 24 per cent in 1990. By 2030, India will have the largest number of diabetic patients and will become the capital of diabetic patients in world. This is a dubious distinction that we do not need,” Dr Reddy said while speaking at a two-day international confere

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11 Jan 2014

IV Annual conference on `11th and 12th January 2014 at Hotel ITC Sonar, Kolkata

GAPIO to bring overseas doctors on one platform SILCHAR, January 12: 300 doctors from 22 countries assembled at Kolkata to participate in a two day Global Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (GAPIO) International Conference that began from yesterday to discuss solutions in health worldwide. This event, as pointed out by Rupali Basu, CEO, Apollo Gleneagles, aims at deliberating measures which can be taken with the help of Indian doctors working in India and overseas for better health care delivery across the globe. According to her, GAPIO was envisaged by Dr. Prathap Chandra Reddy, Chairman of Apollo Hospitals Group and the outgoing President of GAPIO, Past President, American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin and Dr. Ramesh Mehta, President, British Association of Physicia

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11 Jan 2014

NRI doctors in UK start web portal to support healthcare in rural India | Kolkata, Jan 11

Global Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (GAPIO) has started a web portal. “Swaasthaindia.com” to link doctors and the governments both at the Centre and state to join hands to support Indian healthcare. “Some 10,000 doctors in UK close to retirement want to come back and lend their support for social causes in India mainly in rural areas,” a senior GAPIO member and president British Association of Physicians of Indian origin, Ramesh Mehta said here today. The brain behind GAPIO, overseas Apollo Hospitals Group chairman Dr Prathap C Reddy, who was here for the fourth edition of annual conference said its focus was on the theme ’The Non Communicable Diseases Epidemic — Meeting the Challenges’ Reddy said the event aimed to deliberate on

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29 Oct 2014

3rd Annual Conference Kochi

Global Association of Physicians of Indian Origin Holds its Annual Conference in Kochi GAPIO to Launch Screening Programmes in Non-communicable Diseases, set to Achieve Representation From 30 Countries Physicians of Indian origin from across the globe congregated at the third annual conference of Global Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (GAPIO) in Kochi, Kerala, with a vision to improve healthcare worldwide from 1st to 3rd January 2013. GAPIO was launched in January 2011 to bring together 1.2 million physicians of Indian origin in the world on one professional platform. This substantial workforce of physicians is a valuable resource, which can help to mobilize significant developments in the healthcare globally. GAPIO already has representation from 15 countries in the President&

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05 Jan 2011

GAPIO - A platform for all Indian Physicians Globally to Come Together | New Delhi, Delhi, India, 05 January 2011

With an endeavour to bring together physicians of Indian Origin from across the globe together on one platform, the Global Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (GAPIO) today organized its inaugural press conference, with a vision to improving healthcare worldwide. The conference was addressed by the Executive Committee of GAPIO including Dr Prathap C Reddy, President of the society (Chairman, Apollo Hospitals Group), Dr Sanku Rao, Vice President (Consultant Gastroenterologist, USA), Dr Ramesh Mehta, Secretary General (Consultant Paediatrician, UK) along with other renowned names from Indian and global healthcare. It is estimated that there are 1.2 million Physicians of Indian Origin working not only in India, but also, in most of the countries around the world. This strong diaspora

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01 Jan 2011

The Indian doctor today stands tall | 01 January, 2011

As a cardiologist, entrepreneur and leader, Dr Prathap C Reddy, Chairman, Apollo Hospitals Group is an inspiration for many.   In an exclusive interview with Dhirendra Pratap Singh, Dr Reddy talks about his journey as a healthcare entrepreneur, his latest initiative—the GAPIO and the key issues that affect the Indian health industry today. Excerpts: "To bring about a change, one must be able to give others, what he gives himself and his kith and kin. Naturally, you would want to give best healthcare services to your kith and kin and this is how we evolved ourselves" How has the healthcare scenario in India transformed over the years? The healthcare services in India, today, are as good as anywhere in the world, and we must be proud of this fact.  Moreov

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