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Media release: 
26/05/2017

Two of Australia’s biggest medical research organisations, the University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney) and The George Institute for Global Health, have entered a new strategic partnership to dramatically boost medical research in Australia and overseas which will contribute to the kind of high impact insights and outcomes that will transform lives around the world.

Media release: 
24/05/2017

The George Institute for Global Health has welcomed the appointment of Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus as the new Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO).

The George Institute, China, has won an AustCham Westpac Australia-China Business Award (ACBA) in the category of Business Excellence for Sustainability, Diversity and Social Responsibility.

Journalists from low and middle income countries took part in a three day road safety fellowship program last week co-hosted by The George Institute and the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Dr Jagnoor Jagnoor is head of our Injury Division, India. She leads a number of studies and projects related to road safety and injury in India, and across Asia, Africa and Australia. Dr. Jagnoor is an injury epidemiologist and holds a PhD in injury epidemiology from the University of Sydney.

She has a conjoint appointment as Senior Lecturer at School of Public Health and The John Walsh Centre for Rehabilitation Research. Dr. Jagnoor has published widely in the peer reviewed literature in the field of unintentional injuries

Media release: 
02/05/2017

South Africa is on track to meet mandatory salt targets, according to analysis of more than 11,000 packaged foods. But, the study by The George Institute for Global Health found many commonly eaten products including bread, sausages and crisps still contained high levels of salt just months before the new limits were introduced in 2016.

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.

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