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The International Society of Nephrology (ISN) has elected Prof Vivekanand Jha, Executive Director of the George Institute for Global Health, India and former professor of nephrology at the Postgraduate Institute for Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, as President of the Society from 2019 to 2021.

Science and medicine were not subjects of dinnertime conversations in the Norton household in Christchurch, New Zealand, but Professor Robyn Norton grew up observing her parents’ commitment to equity and social justice in improving people’s lives. It left an indelible impression on her young mind.

Dr. Pallab Maulik is a leading expert on mental health. He has worked with the World Health Organization, Geneva, on mental health programs and clinically as a psychiatrist in India and Australia.

He is the Deputy Director and Head of Research at The George Institute for Global Health India and a Senior Associate with George Institute for Global Health, University of Oxford. 

Media release: 
23/03/2017

A drug increasingly being prescribed for treating sciatica has been revealed to be no better than placebo, in new research from The George Institute for Global Health.

With more women dying from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) than breast and lung cancer combined, a new report co-authored by Professor Christine Jenkins from The George Institute for Global Health highlights the need for a new global approach to tackling the disease.

As a result of significant reductions in maternal and infant mortality over the past few decades, we have much to celebrate in terms of improving health outcomes for people around the world.

‘It is important to me to be a role model, an example of a strong resilient Aboriginal woman who can achieve anything she sets her mind to.’

The American Heart Association’s renowned journal Circulation has interviewed The George Institute for Global Health’s Chief Scientist, Professor Anushka Patel, in a special edition focusing on women and heart disease.

The George Institute for Global Health and China's National Center for Chronic and Non-Communicable Disease Control and Prevention (NCNCD) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to address the growing burden of injury and trauma in China.

Media release: 
10/02/2017

A small but clinically important trial of a new ultra-low dose four-in-one pill to treat high blood pressure has produced remarkable results.

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