Better health for all: a policy conversation with The Hon. Catherine King MP

The George Institute for Global Health, Australia, hosted a special in-depth conversation with The Hon. Catherine King MP, Shadow Minister for Health and Medicare, on the future of healthcare in Australia. READ MORE

New app will have major impact on tackling diabetes in India

An innovative mobile health app that enables people in India to access essential diabetes care was launched by The George Institute, India, and NSW Premier The Hon. Gladys Berejiklian. READ MORE

Australia-China MOU to reshape chronic disease and injury care in Asia-Pacific

China's National Centre for Chronic and Non-communicable Disease Control and Prevention and The George Institute's Injury Division signed an expanded Memorandum of Understanding that is set to shift the way the two countries manage and treat injury and chronic diseases throughout the region. READ MORE
Can a low salt diet reduce heart disease? A trial of 21,000 people in China by The George Institute of Global Health is finding out.

Diabetes raises risk of cancer, with women at even greater likelihood

A global review involving almost 20 million people shows having diabetes significantly raises the risk of developing cancer, especially for women. READ MORE

FoodSwitch app now available in the US

FoodSwitch, a free mobile app developed by George Institute researchers and released in the US in partnership with Northwestern University, is like having a nutritionist at your side in the grocery store. READ MORE

High level meeting held at Andhra Pradesh, India, Chief Minister's Secretariat

A high-level review meeting of the Study to Test, Operationalize Preventive approaches for Chronic Kidney Disease of Unknown Etiology (STOP CKDu) was held at the Secretariat of the Andhra Pradesh, India, Chief Minister Shri Chandra Babu Naidu on 9 June 2018. READ MORE

Media highlights

Australia's supermarket shelves full of highly processed and highly unhealthy foods

Six out of 10 Australian packaged foods are highly or ultra-processed, more than half are discretionary/junk foods and only one third are healthy. READ MORE

Global burden of multiple serious illnesses must be urgently addressed

Increasing numbers of people worldwide are suffering life-long disability and dying prematurely due to the ineffective treatment of people with multiple health conditions, a new report suggests. READ MORE

Providing free hospital care is not enough to ensure equal access by women in India

Providing access to free hospital care may not ensure equal access between women and men, an analysis of data on nearly 19 million households in South India by researchers at The George Institute in India and at the University of Oxford suggests. READ MORE

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Dr Jenny Tran wins UK's Asian Women of Achievement Award

Dr Jenny Tran of The George Institute, UK, a medical doctor, Rhodes scholar, and one of Forbes’ ‘30 under 30’, can now add Asian Women of Achievement award-winner to her list of accolades. READ MORE

Senior Research Fellows from TGI China selected as 2018 Emerging Leaders

Dr Lily Song and Dr Maoyi Tian at The George Institute, China, were named Emerging Leaders by the World Heart Federation. READ MORE

Doctoral student secures prestigious UK fellowship for work with women in rural India

Dr Shobhana Nagraj, a doctoral student with The George Institute, UK, has been awarded a prestigious Clinical Research Training Fellowship by the UK’s Medical Research Council. READ MORE

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to date, up from 189 in April

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