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The George Institute eNewsletter

May 2015

Averting a second disaster in Nepal

The George Institute for Global Health has called upon doctors and other disaster relief professionals working at the site of the Nepal earthquake to follow international guidelines to ensure that crush injury survivors do not suffer from complications arising due to muscle injury leading to kidney failure. Read more>>

Residents in Beijing eat over 15g salt with 40% from dining out

A study carried out in urban Beijing and nearby rural areas showed that adult residents’ average daily salt intake was as high as 15.2 grams. The study demonstrated that 39.5% of salt intake came from dining out, and 90% of the whole intake was from cooking salt. Read more>>

The George Institute welcomes new research funding in Australian Budget

The George Institute for Global Health welcomes the Australian Federal Government’s commitment to the Medical Research Future Fund that was announced in the Budget in May. Read more>>

UK video: Enabling heart failure patients to manage their condition at home


Enabling people to monitor health conditions from the comfort of their own home could have transformative effects for patients, health services and the wider economy. In this video Professor Kazem Rahimi, Deputy Director of the George Institute for Global Health, discusses the SupportHF project, which is helping people with heart failure to actively manage their condition and avoid being admitted to hospital. Read more>>

The George Institute's world-leading physiotherapy online resource celebrates 15 years

PEDro, the world-leading Physiotherapy Evidence Database, was featured at the World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT) Congress in Singapore on 1-4 May this year. Read more>>

Award-winning FoodSwitch app is coming to China

Beijing based China Center for mHealth Innovation is collaborating with China’s Center for Disease Control on a new approach to enable Chinese consumers to make healthier food choices. The first study has started by collecting food labeling and packaging data nationwide, which will be the foundation for making FoodSwitch available to Chinese consumers this July. Read more>>

Uptake of major surgery in South India lags

A retrospective audit of hospital claim data from a large community health insurance program in South India has revealed that despite universal access the uptake of surgery is still at the level of a low-income country. Read more>>

Working to reduce child road deaths in Asia

UN Road Safety week-reducing child road deaths in Asia. Road injury in children is a major global issue. By 2030 road traffic injuries will be the fifth leading cause of childhood death worldwide, and the seventh leading cause of Disability Adjusted Life Years lost. Read more>>

Know your numbers and beat hypertension 

Hypertension is a leading risk factor associated with life threatening diseases such as stroke, heart attack and kidney disease. In China, 270 million people suffer from hypertension, or high blood pressure, with excessive salt consumption being directly linked to these numbers. Many people are unaware of this health problem. Read more>>

New salt partnership launched to save hundreds of lives

The lives of 800 people in Victoria, Australia can be saved every year if people reduce their salt intake by less than a teaspoon a day, according to new research by The George Institute for Global Health. Read more>>

Save Kids Lives: the focus for road safety

Parents, governments and businesses are being urged to do more to #SaveKidsLives during UN Global Road Safety week, this week. Read more>>
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Media spotlight

ABC TV: Computer games give stroke survivors new hope

Nearly half a million Australians are living with the after-effects of a stroke. Now an unlikely partnership between computer games and stroke victims could fast track the recovery process. Read more>>

Video: raising awareness of hypertension in China

The George Institute for Global Health at Peking University Health Science Center, hosted an event at the lobby of its office building to help people who worked in the same building increase their awareness of hypertension by measuring their blood pressure. Read more>>


Researcher Chris Lawrence

Researcher Chris Lawrence is the first Aboriginal person to graduate with a PhD at The George Institute. Read more>>

Meet our researchers

Kate Hunter

Research Fellow Kate Hunter: Committed to injury prevention in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Read more >>

US based biotech, Sulfagenix, Inc, has been able to tap into Australia’s world class research and development (R&D) facilities and expertise through the assistance of Australia’s R&D tax incentive. Read more >>

Philanthropic Opportunity

Philanthropy plays an important role in medical research, often providing support for the crucial, innovative projects yet to be supported by government. 
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