China can drive global advancement in healthcare, says Asia Society President

China’s past progress in healthcare and future opportunities can help not only the Chinese people, but also drive global advancements in healthcare delivery, said Josette Sheeran, President and CEO of the Asia Society. Sheeran was delivering the John Yu Oration, a major speech hosted by The George Institute in Beijing, where she was awarded the John Yu Medal by Principal Director Professor Robyn Norton for her leadership in global health. READ MORE

Blood pressure lowering keeps even more people alive longer

Hundreds of millions of people worldwide could benefit from more intensive treatment to lower blood pressure, according to new research. READ MORE

Professor Vlado Perkovic on the latest blood pressure research


Professor Vlado Perkovic explains the results of the landmark SPRINT Trial and what it means for blood pressure treatment.

Vitamin D can prevent cardiovascular disease in people with chronic kidney disease

Researchers from The George Institute India and the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research have found that supplementing nutritional vitamin D improved vascular function and reduced inflammation in patients with early stage chronic kidney disease. READ MORE

More steps a day keep the doctor away

Landmark research has found that exercise can save lives, with an increase in the number of steps walked each day having a direct correlation with long term mortality. READ MORE

The George Institute success highlights research excellence

We will be able to advance our goal of improving the health of millions of people worldwide following the latest funding announcements from Australia's National Health and Medical Research Council. READ MORE

Selected media highlights

The George Institute UK joins Oxford's Nuffield Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology

The move will provide exciting new opportunities to work together towards improving the health of women and babies around the world. READ MORE

Healthcare the next boom industry for China-Australia business

As the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement looks set to be ratified later this year, a new report has identified the healthcare sector as one of the key beneficiaries from the agreement. READ MORE

New Sydney address

From 1 December 2015, our new city address will be Level 3, 50 Bridge St, Sydney NSW 2000. This replaces the former address at 321 Kent St. Our other Sydney location at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital remains unchanged. READ MORE

Joining hands to prevent type 2 diabetes in India

The George Institute India has teamed up with the All India Institute of Medical Sciences to explore whether a lifestyle modification program can delay the onset of type 2 diabetes in women with gestational diabetes in South Asia. READ MORE

The future of mHealth in China

The China Center for mHealth Innovation has released a landscaping report on mobile health in China as an early step in helping policy makers navigate the mHealth space. READ MORE

George Clinical was invited to take part in a major clinical research initiative by the Malaysian government. READ MORE

Common medicine improves recovery in emergency patients

World first research has found paracetamol is safe for treating patients in intensive care and may even help them recover and leave hospital quicker. READ MORE

Servier invests in Australian researchers

Dr Amanda Wang has been awarded our inaugural John Chalmers Post-Doctoral Fellowship to investigate acute kidney injury, supported by Servier. READ MORE

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Up from 376 in October

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