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This issue

Australian health system needs a big change

At a breakfast panel discussion - held by The George Institute for Global Health Australia at the Museum of Sydney to mark World Health Day - health industry and business leaders agreed that Australia’s health system is unsustainable and requires urgent reform. Read more >>

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FoodSwitch UK

FoodSwitch, the revolutionary smartphone app that can help you find out what’s in the food you’re eating, is now available in the UK. Watch a video on how it works >>

Controlling high-blood pressure in India with smartphones

Launching research on smartphone-based health tools in 55 rural Indian villages to help control blood pressure. Read more >>

Lower heart attack risk for wine-drinking diabetics

People with type 2 diabetes who drink wine have a dramatically lower risk of heart attacks and death, George Institute researchers have found in a huge global study. Read more >>

Reducing salt intake in rural China

Study identifies a new community-based strategy to reduce population sodium intake in rural China. Read more >>

15 Year Anniversary

The George Institute celebrates its 15th Anniversary this year. Fifteen years of working to improve the lives of millions of people with impactful research that drives results.

Professorships Awarded

Cathie Sherrington, Jane Latimer and Steve Jan became full Professors at the University of Sydney.  Laurent Billot became a Principal Research Fellow. Vivekanand Jha, Executive Director of The George Institute India, has been appointed as a Professor of Nephrology by the University of Oxford.

New Board Members

Two new Board Members - Russell Aboud and Paul McClintock AO – join as TGI plans to broaden its impact on the burgeoning global burden of chronic disease and injuries. Read more >>

Welcome John McCaffrey

The UK Labour Party’s former director of fundraising has joined TGI to help broaden the institute’s global reach and impact on the provision of sustainable healthcare for the 21st Century, beyond TGI’s traditional Australia and Asia-Pacific focus. Read more >>

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Publications in 2013


Media spotlight

Bike helmet report

George Institute researcher Lisa Keay was featured in a report on bike helmets by the Australia's Channel Ten program "The Project".

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George Clinical News

FoodSwitch, a leading health app, has just been awarded “Most Valuable HCP or Health Care Initiative Award” at the eyeforpharma conference in Barcelona on March 18 because of its ability to empower consumers to make healthier food choices.


Closing the gap in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health

Our research and capacity building initiatives aim to bridge the gap in life expectancy, and support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to bring about lasting improvements in their health. Philanthropy has a critical role to play helping the George Institute close the gap in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health.


I ♥ George ...

... because the organisation is supportive of my personal as well as professional goals. Last year, while visiting the UK office, I also swam the English Channel.
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The George Institute - eNewsletter #1 - April 2014

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