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Build an Affordable Dialysis Machine. Win US$100K

To tackle the challenge to build an affordable dialysis machine, three of the leading players in global kidney health have joined together to create a world-wide competition, with a prize of US$100,000, to design the world’s first truly affordable dialysis machine. The prize is sponsored by The George Institute, the International Society of Nephrology and the Asian Pacific Society of Nephrology with the support of the Farrell Family Foundation.

The Lancet Profiles The George

One of the premier medical journals in the world has profiled The George Institute, calling it “one of the world's most renowned global health research institutions.”

India study to explore care seeking behavior of older adults with hip fracture

Preliminary data emerging from a study on "Care seeking behavior of older adults with hip fracture in Odisha’’ has underscored the need for a quick decision to seek care to avoid delays resulting in death. 

Children are key to reducing salt intake in China

New evidence showed that children can be educated and play a key role to get their whole family to reduce salt intake and can therefore prevent cardiovascular disease (CVD). The result has today been published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ). 

Waste Not, Want Not: Australian health policy panel

The George Institute Australia Executive Director Professor Vlado Perkovic and Chief Scientist Professor Anushka Patel welcomed the Federal Health Minister The Hon. Sussan Ley at a health policy panel event on improving the effectiveness and efficiency of our health system.
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New research challenges paracetamol use for lower back pain and osteoarthritis

New research published in The BMJ shows that paracetamol is not effective for treating lower back pain or osteoarthritis of the hip or knee, and its use may affect the liver.

The George Institute partners with Indian Medical College

The George Institute for Global Health has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Christian Medical College Ludhiana Society to further collaboration in the area of public health education and research. 

Over 2 million preventable deaths from gaps in kidney failure treatment

Research published in The Lancet shows that each year more than two million people globally die unnecessarily because they cannot access treatment for kidney failure (dialysis or a kidney transplant).

China research update

News from The George Institute for Global Health at Peking University Health Science Center

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Media spotlight

Comment: The challenge of treating and managing most common diseases goes global

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Lachlan Wright awarded prestigious award for respiratory health

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Glenn Kerkhof appointed Chairman of the Board

Mr. Glenn Kerkhof was recently appointed as Chairman of the Board for George Clinical, a leading Contract Research Organisation (CRO) focused on clinical development in the Asia-Pacific region.. 

Philanthropic Opportunity

Philanthropy plays an important role in medical research, often providing support for the crucial, innovative projects yet to be supported by government. 
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Gustavo Machado, PhD student at The George Institute for Global Health, discusses the use of paracetamol as a treatment for low back pain and osteo-arthritis for the hip and knee joint. Watch video

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