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Monday, 18 June, 2012 - 11:00

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Much is made in the Western media of the growing global political and economic importance of China and India.  There is also much commentary about personal rights, financial inequalities and social dissidence.

Media release: 
14/06/2012

Millions of Indians living with heart disease are set to receive a major boost, with Australia’s National Health and Medical Research Council today announcing new funding for a cardiovascular research program focussed on India’s heart health. 

International and local experts in non-communicable diseases (NCDs) converged on Xi’an in Shaanxi Province, China, last week for the Fourth Annual Chronic Disease Forum for the Prevention and Management of Chronic Diseases and a Health Policy Roundtable.

Lijing L. Yan joined the George Institute in 2009 because she wanted to help improve the health of people across the globe and to work with decision makers to really drive change to health practices and policy.

Professor Yan is currently the Director of the China International Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Deputy Director of the George Institute China affiliated with the Peking University Health Science Center.

Lijing L. Yan joined the George Institute in 2009 because she wanted to help improve the health of people across the globe and to work with decision makers to really drive change to health practices and policy. Professor Yan is currently the Director of the China International Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Deputy Director of the George Institute China affiliated with the Peking University Health Science Center.

Last year SMS traffic globally was expected to break eight trillion. It is a highly accessible communications channel and one that the George Institute for Global Health has harnessed to test whether simple reminders sent via mobile phone text message can reduce cardiovascular risk.

Media release: 
06/02/2012

A new paper evaluating the outcomes of a world-first maternal and child health program has found a Canadian ‘peace-through-health’ initiative a useful means for bridging conflict in the Middle East.

A sore back doesn’t only impact work and play, but it can also have a considerable impact on the hip pocket.

At the 4th Annual Chronic Disease Forum the Prevention and Management of Chronic Diseases and Health Policy Roundtable held in Xi’an May 24-25, the issue of tobacco consumption in China was a dominant feature in panel discussions with local and international experts.

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