TGI welcomes prominent researcher as new Executive Director China

World-renowned epidemiologist and medical researcher, Professor Zhi-Jie Zheng, has started as Executive Director of The George Institute China. Professor Zheng has served in a number of leading public health roles around the world, including at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health in the United States. Read more

Blood pressure linked to diabetes

High blood pressure sufferers have an almost 60% greater chance of developing diabetes, according to a major global study. Read more


Professor Kazem Rahimi discusses our latest research on the relationship between high blood pressure and diabetes in patients across the UK.

Supermarket brand foods actually have less salt than major brands

Australia’s largest study comparing supermarket private label products with equivalent branded foods has shown the average salt content is actually significantly lower in supermarket brands. Read more

Major collaboration to improve health journalism

The George Institute India has partnered with UNICEF India, University of Oxford and Thomson Reuters Foundation for a first-of-its-kind health journalism course for students, media, and government. Read more

PhD student to lead BMJ Global Health

PhD student Seye Abimbola has been named as Editor-in-Chief of a new journal by the renowned British Medical Journal dedicated to global health. Read more

Saving lives just a text message away

Simple text messages could improve the health of heart attack survivors, with a study showing their success at helping to reduce cholesterol, blood pressure and weight. Read more

Roundtable explores Australia-China health partnerships

We presented at the Australia-China Partnerships in Healthcare Roundtable, the first of its kind to explore health collaborations between the two countries. Read more

Selected media highlights

  • Daily Mail UK: Supermarket home-brand alternatives contain 20 per cent less salt. Read more
  • India Today: UNICEF India launches course in public health for journalists. Read more
  • Sydney Morning Herald: How bulk-billed healthcare payments reward quantity, not quality of treatment. Read more
  • NBC US: Could a texting app help your heart? Read more
  • Channel 7 Australia: Aussie shoppers to take part in food labelling trial. Watch the video
  • Health News China: How our country responds to chronic disease. Read more

The burden of fractures in low-middle income countries

A global multi-centre study, the largest of its kind, will investigate the burden of fractures in low-middle income countries and aim to describe the treatment practices for the first time. Read more

Training the next generation of health researchers

We are holding a training program in India aimed at addressing the shortage of public health research professionals in the country. Read more

"360˚ patient profile" a breakthrough for home monitoring

The George Institute UK has collaborated with Patients Know Best on a study into how home monitoring tools can support heart failure patients. Read more

China State Council’s new directive herald key changes for Chinese R&D. Read more

Discovery Vitality launches innovative nutrition app in South Africa

Nutrition app HealthyFood Switch has been launched in South Africa thanks to a partnership between The George Institute and Discovery Vitality. Read more

Our researchers recognised among Australia’s best

The National Health and Medical Research Council has awarded Research Excellence Awards to two of our people for their contribution to health and leadership in Australia. Read more

Global goals for a sustainable future

At the United Nations headquarters in September, 193 world leaders committed to 17 Global Goals that will guide economic, social and government policy for the next 15 years. Read more

Publications to
date in 2015


Up from 313 in August

Urgent action needed in Southeast Asia to tackle cancer

Cancer will become an overwhelming burden on society and healthcare systems across Southeast Asia if swift action is not taken, new research finds. Read more

MOU with Shanghai Jiao Tong University

On 17 September, TGI signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, one of China's leading universities. Read more

Striving for gender equity in science

Why is it that in Australia, women make up more than half of science PhD graduates but only 17% of senior academics? Read more

The mission of The George Institute for Global Health is to improve the health of millions of people worldwide.
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