Important new report highlights transparency and access for healthcare consumers

Australia’s healthcare system needs to be more transparent and accessible to put consumers at the centre of health decision making, finds a joint report by The George Institute and Consumers Health Forum of Australia. READ MORE

Global organisations urge Coke, Pepsi to acknowledge sugary drink's link to obesity and curb marketing to kids

The George Institute for Global Health has joined health groups around the world calling on Coca-Cola and PepsiCo to stop marketing sugary drinks to children. READ MORE

World Health Day 2016 targets diabetes

7 April was World Health Day, a day to raise awareness of a specific health issue. This year the day focused on one of the world’s fastest growing chronic diseases: diabetes. In China, diabetes affects 113.9 million people, the largest of any country, and its prevalence is expected to rise. READ MORE

How can innovation bring consumer focused healthcare into the 21st century?

How can innovation bring consumer focused healthcare into the 21st century? A panel of experts discussed at a joint breakfast forum with Consumers Health Forum of Australia.

Action needed as global obesity rises

A new study published in The Lancet has revealed more people in the world are now obese than underweight and that by 2025 around a fifth of all adults will be obese. READ MORE

Indian researcher elected co-chair of global hypertension program

Dr Praveen Devarasetty, Head of the Primary Heath Care Research at The George Institute, India, has been elected co-chair of the Global Alliance of Chronic Disease (GACD) Hypertension programme. READ MORE

Early career researcher wins honour for tai chi and back pain study

Research Fellow at The George Institute, UK, Dr Amanda Hall has won an Early Career Researcher award for her study that explores how tai chi helps to improve symptoms for people with low back pain. READ MORE

Selected media highlights

How do we innovate healthcare for the 21st century?

A panel of health experts, academics and advocates came together to discuss how we can innovate healthcare and create a truly consumer centred health system, at a joint breakfast forum held by The George Institute and Consumers Health Forum of Australia. READ MORE

Text message reminders for medication named among most impactful research in 2015

A study published by the TEXT ME team, led by Professor Clara Chow, has been highlighted as one of the most impactful publications in 2015. READ MORE

Project spotlights

The Ironbark Project developed a culturally appropriate falls prevention program, designed by Aboriginal people, for Aboriginal people, allowing them to stay healthy and strong in their homes and communities. Find out more and read the latest project newsletter (PDF).

The SMART Mental Health project is developing a primary healthcare worker intervention program using mobile devices to identify and manage people with common mental disorders in rural India. Find out more and watch a BBC News report about the project.

Welcoming the Australian government health package for the chronically ill

Professor Vlado Perkovic, Executive Director of The George Institute, Australia, said the government's package promised dramatic improvements in the treatment of people with chronic disease. READ MORE

Benchmark healthcare solutions at Australia Week in China 2016

The George Institute was invited to join the largest ever business delegation from Australia to China, to present a keynote speech on Australian expertise and innovation in healthcare services and delivery. READ MORE

George Clinical has appointed a new Associate Director of Business Operations in East Asia, part of the exciting expansion in the region. READ MORE


PhD student Seye Abimbola launches BMJ Global Health

The inaugural edition of the BMJ Global Health, the newest in the renowned British Medical Journal family of publications, has been released under the leadership of Editor-in-Chief and The George Institute PhD student Dr Seye Abimbola. READ MORE

Medical Research Future Fund advisory board a key milestone

The Australian government has announced the expert advisory board that will guide the priorities and strategy of the Medical Research Future Fund. READ MORE

TGI China strengthens academic leadership

The George Institute, China, welcomed prominent clinician-scientist Professor Craig Anderson as the Deputy Director to lead and reinforce its academic development. READ MORE

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