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Qualcomm and The George Institute for Global Health establish the China Center for mHealth Innovation

New initiative designed to support the development of community healthcare and contribute to mobile health innovation in China. Read more >> 

Can driving improve Aboriginal health?

It could boost the health of Australia's most disadvantaged people and is having a profound effect on lives, yet it doesn't involve a doctor, a clinic or medication. Read more >>

​Smartphone boosts cardiovascular disease management in poor settings

As mobile technology has been getting advanced nowadays, smartphones not only improve the efficiency of communications, but also boost the efficiency of health management especially for those living in resource-limited areas. Read more >> 

SMARThealth India to fight chronic disease in West Godavari district

After the success of the pilot project that familiarized doctors and community workers with a smartphone based clinical decision support system in 11 villages of West Godavari district, The George Institute for Global Health India, is now gearing up to launch a large-scale research project in 55 villages to bridge the implementation gap in blood pressure control in rural Andhra Pradesh. Read more >>

HCF Foundation and TGI partnership to help improve research capability

The HCF Research Foundation and The George Institute for Global Health have embarked on an innovative partnership to help improve Australia’s research capability in the vital area of health services. Read more >>

Exercise helps Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Structured exercise including resistance training and walking helps people recover from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder as well as other mental health conditions, a new study has revealed. Read more >>

Study finds way to cut salt consumption

Researchers have found a promising new way to help Australians reduce the amount of salt they eat. Read more >>

The George Institute welcomes new Health Star Rating website

The George Institute congratulates the Australian Government on the launch of the Health Star Rating website to help the food industry implement the Health Star Rating and educate Australians about how it works. Read more >>

Polypill could save Australia millions a year

The Australian health system could save millions of dollars a year using a multi-pill that combines heart, stroke, blood pressure and cholesterol medications, researchers have found. Read more >>
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Media spotlight

Should drinking alcohol when pregnant be illegal?

Pregnant mums
Should mums-to-be who drink be branded criminals? A landmark case addressing this question is currently underway in Britain. Lawyers for a seven-year-old child with foetal alcohol syndrome, argue the child should receive compensation from the government-funded Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority as this child has been the victim of a crime. 

Spotlight: Malaysia
Spotlight Malaysia

All clinical trial management comes with its challenges and we’re proud of how our team in Malaysia has handled those presented to them. Read more >>

George Clinical now offers operational coverage in Japan

George Clinical now offers operational coverage in Japan
George Clinical has expanded its coverage in Asia to include Japan. In order to provide our customers with access to Japan as a key clinical trials market, George Clinical has entered into an agreement with Mediscience Planning Inc. 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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Peter Dolnik enters ‘Mouth of Hell’ to inspire Aboriginal Youth

Peter Dolnik
Peter Dolnik of The George Institute for Global Health will battle icy waters and towering waves in the world’s toughest marathon swim next year to help inspire Aboriginal youth to live their dreams. Read more >>


Dr Simon Rosenbaum, Honorary Fellow, Musculoskeletal Division at The George Institute for Global Health, Australia, talks us through some of his recent work at St John of God hospital working with sufferers of PTSD. Watch video >>

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