"As a clinician, I observed that a lot of people in poor areas suffer from heart diseases and diabetes. Both my parents who come from a humble background are also diabetic and have heart disease. I was under the impression that these are rich people’s diseases."
A recent training session held jointly by Chinese and Australian health experts is an opportunity to share knowledge across countries and develop the next generation of cardiovascular researchers in China.
Two major research grants awarded to teams at The George Institute for Global Health will significantly improve the lives of people with type 2 diabetes, in particular across India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and China.
"I have always enjoyed working with older people. While I was studying occupational therapy at university, I worked at a large retirement village. Being 18 years of age, it was like having 92 grandparents!"
An Australian delegation has gone to Hyderabad, India for trade mission talks with Indian officials and business leaders, accompanied by Chief Operating Officer of The George Institute for Global Health, Tim Regan.