The George Institute wins the Google Impact Challenge!

The George Institute’s lifesaving SMS program has been awarded $750,000 in this year’s Google Impact Challenge. The panel of judges included Lucy Turnbull, CSIRO Chief Executive Dr Larry Marshall, David Gonski and the worldwide head of, Jacquelline Fuller. READ MORE

New Heart Health Research Center will fight growing cardiovascular disease burden in China

Cardio Union, a leading private Chinese healthcare organisation focused on the prevention and treatment of cardiac conditions, in partnership with The George Institute China have jointly created the Heart Health Research Center. The innovative centre will help address the growing burden of cardiovascular disease in China and around the world. READ MORE

Urgent need for action to reduce deadly salt consumption in India

Indians are eating more than double the recommended amount of salt, putting themselves at increased risk of cardiovascular disease and early death. READ MORE
Run Nation Running Film Festival

There is a runner in everyone, no matter their age, disability or health. This film starring some of our trial participants was shown at the Run Nation Film Festival.

$4.5m in NHMRC grants will help fight disease and improve health

The George Institute has been awarded $4.5 million in the latest round of funding by Australia's National Health and Medical Research Council. These grants will go to a number of initiatives aimed at fighting the burden of non-communicable diseases in Australia and around the world. READ MORE

Calls for new approach to treating hypertension, the world’s top killer

The Lancet Commission on Hypertension has set out a 10 point action plan to improve the way hypertension is treated on a global scale. READ MORE

Our researcher awarded major grant from British Heart Foundation

The UK’s leading heart charity, the British Heart Foundation, will fund a George Institute project examining the differences between women and men in how diabetes affects the risk of heart attack and stroke. READ MORE

Media highlights

SUPPORT PD, an app for end-stage kidney disease, wins award

The George Institute India’s unique mobile phone app for remote monitoring and management of peritoneal dialysis at home has won a Digital Health Award for mHealth in low and middle income countries. READ MORE

New report into mobile technology in maternal and child health

The China Center for mHealth Innovation and the Department of Child, Adolescent and Women’s Health at Peking University has released a new report into the application of mobile technology in maternal and child health in China. READ MORE

Join featured speaker Professor Craig Anderson in this live webinar as he defines and discusses the emergence of the Scientific Leadership Model as an innovative service addition to a clinical trial’s design and delivery in Asia.

Technology to the service of a healthy heart in rural India

Technology-enabled screening and assessment of cardiovascular risk by village health workers can help ensure that people in rural India keep their hearts healthy. READ MORE

Index shows need to integrate mental health into community-based care

The Economist Intelligence Unit has ranked Asia-Pacific countries according to their mental healthcare, with India figuring in the lower half of the index, and Australia and New Zealand at the top. READ MORE

APEC Women In STEM meet in Peru

Representatives from the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation economies took part in the ‘2016 APEC Women in STEM Forum’ to discuss meaningful participation of women in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics disciplines. READ MORE

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