From April 13 to 15, 2013, the Eighth Semi-annual NHLBI-UHG Global Health Centers of Excellence Steering Committee Meeting (SCM) was held successfully at the Grand Hyatt Hotel Beijing. Around 80 NCD experts and staff from over 10 countries participated in the meeting. Attendees were from National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), UnitedHealth, Duke University, representatives from the 11 Centers of Excellence, and non-network members from CDCs, University of Michigan, and Peking University Health Science Center.
A new program will provide extra support to help young Aboriginal people overcome barriers to obtaining a driver licence, in an initiative to enhance opportunities for access to employment, education and health services.
Dr Gari Clifford, the Director of the Centre for Doctoral Training in Healthcare Innovation and a University Lecturer in Biomedical Engineering at Oxford University's Institute of Biomedical Engineering, has been appointed as Acting Director for Affordable Health technologies at the George Centre for Healthcare Innovation.
The Fourth Forum on Non-communicable Disease (NCD) Management has been successfully held at Beijing on April 16 and 17. The Forum was jointly hosted by The George Institute for Global Health at Peking University Health Science Center, National Office for cerebral-vascular Disease Prevention and control, and National Office for Cancer Prevention and Control.
Injury-related deaths and disability are on the rise, disproportionately so in low and middle income countries, with the global burden of injuries expected to increase over the next 20 years. In a paper published today in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers say that if these projections are to be thwarted, efforts aimed at prevention must become a priority - on the global health agenda and in low and middle income countries.
On April 18 afternoon, the precious, fresh and warm spring wind came to Beijing and brought with it a joyful and memorable cocktail party to celebrate the moving of The George Institute for Global Health at Peking University Health Science Center (TGI @ PUHSC) into its new office.
Australians with coeliac disease or a gluten intolerance will now be able to make better informed choices in the supermarket aisle, with the addition of the GlutenSwitch feature to Australia’s leading food label-scanning app, FoodSwitch.
The Oxford based Seamless User-centred Proactive Provision of Risk-stratified Treatment for Heart Failure (SUPPORT-HF) multidisciplinary research team, which includes biomedical engineers, health informatics specialists, clinicians and a qualitative researcher, is developing a mobile health (m-health) application for heart failure.