The George Institute For Global Health
United Kingdom

Project funders

The George Institute has funding partnerships with institutions, organisations and individuals around the world who share our vision to improve the health of millions of people worldwide. These partnerships allow us to extend our reach in rich and poor countries alike. If you or your organisation would like to collaborate with us on any of the work that we do, please contact us.

The ACTA Foundation is economically totally separated from the finances of SSAI. The ACTA Foundation runs a budget of its own and follows the Danish legislation, including taxation as well as yearly audit of the annual accounts by a public accountant. Any changes of the ACTA Foundation must be approved by the Danish Commerce and Companies Agency under the Ministry of Trade and Industry. The evolution of NAF into SSAI made no changes in the composition of the governing body.

The objectives of the Foundation are to engage AFA Members in raising funds and raising awareness with our chosen charity partners, ensure the community spirit of sharing is part of the AFA philosophy, work with  charity partners to make a difference in their lives and educate AFA members in the areas of philanthropy and giving.

The Agency for Clinical Innovation (ACI) is the lead agency in NSW for promoting innovation, engaging clinicians and designing and implementing new models of care. All ACI models of care are built on the needs of patients, and are underpinned by extensive research conducted in collaboration with leading researchers, universities and research institutions. Our Clinical Networks, Taskforces and Institutes provide a forum for doctors, nurses, allied health professionals, managers and consumers to collaborate across the NSW health system.

A leader in biotechnology since 1980, Amgen was one of the first companies to realize the new science’s promise by bringing safe, effective medicines from lab, to manufacturing plant, to patient. Amgen therapeutics have changed the practice of medicine, helping millions of people around the world in the fight against cancer, kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis, bone disease, and other serious illnesses.

The Wicking Trust aims to achieve systematic change through enduring positive impact in the areas of care for the aged, problems associated with ageing and Alzheimer's disease.

In March 2012, Ashurst and Blake Dawson combined forces to form one global team under the Ashurst brand. The firm advise corporates, financial institutions and governments, and our core businesses are in corporate, finance, energy, resources and infrastructure.

AstraZeneca is one of Australia’s largest private sector investors in medical research and development (R&D) and has invested more than $250 million in Australia in the last decade. They are the largest national manufacturer of pharmaceuticals, providing $1.2 billion of medicines to the local market and $200 million in exports.

The AstraZeneca Young Health Programme is designed to help young people in need around the world deal with the health issues they face so they can improve their chances of living a better life.

Auckland City Hospital is New Zealand's largest public hospital and clinical research facility. As one of the leading public healthcare providers in the country, it is committed to excellence in patient care, research, training, and community service. The hospital brings together the services of Greenlane Hospital and the National Women's Hospital into one building, and links with Starship Children's Hospital.

The Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA) is the professional organisation for around 5000 specialist anaesthetists (Fellows) and 2000 anaesthetists in training (trainees).

The Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Research Centre (ANZIC-RC) is a bi-national intensive care clinical research methods centre. The ANZIC-RC assists with the design, funding and execution of clinical trials. Advice and assistance is available from experienced intensive care unit (ICU) researchers, data management/bio-statistical consultants, project managers, epidemiologists and health economists.

The Australian Division of World Action on Salt and Health (AWASH) is the Australian arm of the global WASH group (World Action on Salt and Health). It is a network of individuals and organisations concerned with salt and its detrimental effects on health. In May 2007, AWASH launched a five year salt reduction campaign. The Drop the Salt!

The Australian Human Rights Commission is the new name of the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission. The Commission was established in 1986 by an act of the federal Parliament. They are an independent statutory organisation and report to the federal Parliament through the Attorney-General.

Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute (APHCRI) was established at The Australian National University (ANU) in 2003 as part of the Primary Health Care Research Evaluation and Development (PHCRED) Strategy of the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing. APHCRI sits within the PHCRED strategy sharing the common overall aim of embedding a research culture in Australian general practice specifically, and primary health care more generally.

The ARC Discovery Projects scheme provides funding for research projects that can be undertaken by individual researchers or research teams.

Baxter International Inc. through its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures and markets products that save and sustain the lives of people with haemophilia, immune disorders, infectious diseases, kidney disease, trauma, and other chronic and acute medical conditions.

Bayer is an international, research-based group with major businesses in health care, nutrition and high-tech materials. The company’s products and services are designed to benefit people and improve their quality of life.

Guided by the belief that every life has equal value, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works to help all people lead healthy, productive lives. In developing countries, it focuses on improving people’s health and giving them the chance to lift themselves out of hunger and extreme poverty.

Bond Street Dental Malo Clinic located in South Yarra has been providing dentistry to the local community for over 30years. Dr Larry Benge and his team of dentists, surgeons, hygienists and fabulous support team are here to look after your oral health and wellbeing.

Bupa Australia deliver high quality health cover that is affordable and represents real value. They provide cover to more than three million people in Australia and New Zealand and offer a range of healthcare services to help you live a healthier life.

The Foundation seeks to build progressive self-reliant rural communities, adopting a holistic approach, by providing services in healthcare, environment, sanitation, primary education, adult literacy and skills development.

The CAGES Foundation was established in 2009 to enable the funding of initiatives which work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families both at home and in preschool environments.

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is the Government of Canada's health research investment agency. CIHR's mission is to create new scientific knowledge and to enable its translation into improved health, more effective health services and products, and a strengthened Canadian health care system.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is dedicated to protecting health and promoting quality of life through the prevention and control of disease, injury, and disability. They are committed to programs that reduce the health and economic consequences of the leading causes of death and disability, thereby ensuring a long, productive, healthy life for all people.

Established in 1987, Compumedics is today a global technology leader in computer-based patient monitoring and diagnostic systems. The company’s core business is the development and commercialization of technology with a focus on the fast growing Sleep Medicine and Neurology markets.

COHRED is an international non-governmental organization whose primary objective is to strengthen research for health and innovation systems, with a focus on low- and middle-income countries.

The CSL Group has a combined heritage of outstanding contribution to medicine and human health with more than 90 years experience in the development and manufacture of vaccines and plasma protein biotherapies. With major facilities in Australia, Germany, Switzerland and the US, CSL has over 10,000 employees working in 27 countries.

The Danone Institute China sponsors award to support research and communication in the field of diet nutrition.

The Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) is the Australian Government department responsible for national policies and programs that enable all Australians to access quality and affordable childcare; early childhood and school education; jobs; and fair, safe and productive workplaces. The department is also responsible for the Office for Youth which provides a coordinated approach to policies, programs and services which affect young people.

The Department of Health and Ageing has a diverse set of responsibilities, but throughout there is a common purpose, which is better health and active ageing for all Australians. The department aims to achieve this vision through strengthening evidence-based policy advising, improving program management, research, regulation and partnerships with other government agencies, consumers and stakeholders.

The Department of Infrastructure and Transport contributes to the wellbeing of all Australians by assisting the Government to promote, evaluate, plan and invest in infrastructure and by fostering an efficient, sustainable, competitive, safe and secure transport system.

Established in 1987, Diabetes Australia Research Trust supports and develops the field of diabetes research in Australia. They do this by funding research towards the prevention and management of diabetes or the cure for diabetes. They also aim to foster young and upcoming diabetes researchers.

A global pharmaceutical company committed to providing affordable and innovative medicines for healthier lives through three core businesses: Pharmaceutical Services and Active Ingredients, Global Generics and Proprietary Products.

Epilepsy Association trading as Epilepsy Action Australia is a company limited by guarantee which provides professional service delivery Australia wide. Beginning in 1952 as a local association, Epilepsy Action Australia has developed into the largest provider of specialist epilepsy services in the community for people with epilepsy and other seizure disorders, their carers, families and the broader community.

The Epilepsy Society of Australia Inc. is a professional organisation of clinicians, scientists and technologists involved in the diagnosis, treatment and research of epilepsy in Australia. The purposes of the Society are promote improved standards of medical management of epilepsy in Australia, foster investigation and research in all aspects of epilepsy and disseminate and promote the exchange of information about epilepsy within Australia, and with similar bodies overseas.

The Faculty of Health Sciences at The University of Sydney is a world leader in health research, sciences and education. They achieve this through encouraging international collaboration across all their research endeavours and through strategic partnerships that are global in their reach.

Fisher & Paykel are a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of products and systems for use in respiratory care, acute care, and the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea. Their products and systems are sold in over 120 countries worldwide. Fisher & Paykel entered the respiratory care market in 1971 with the development of a unique respiratory humidifier system for use in critical care.

The Foundation for NIH began their work in 1996 to facilitate groundbreaking research at the National Institutes of Health and worldwide. As an independent non-profit organization, they accomplish this by raising private funds and creating public-private partnerships to support the mission of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - conducting scientific research to extend healthy life and to reduce the burdens of illness and disability.

We’re not here to make profits for shareholders. Frank exists simply to benefit our members. As a not-for-profit health fund, any surplus is used to provide lower premiums and higher benefit payouts. We believe this is how a health fund should be.

Fresenius Kabi is a leading international health care company focusing on products for the therapy and care of critically and chronically ill patients inside and outside the hospital. They develop, produce and market pharmaceuticals and medical devices.

GE Healthcare provides transformational medical technologies and services that are shaping a new age of patient care. Their broad expertise in medical imaging and information technologies, medical diagnostics, patient monitoring systems, drug discovery, biopharmaceutical manufacturing technologies, performance improvement and performance solutions services help their customers to deliver better care to more people around the world at a lower cost. They also partner with healthcare leaders, striving to leverage the global policy change necessary to implement a successful shift to sustainable healthcare systems.

The Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases was inspired by a study published in Nature involving a Delphi panel recruited from fifty countries around the world.

GMHBA is an Australian not for profit health fund with more than 80 years’ experience. 

A grand challenge is a specific critical barrier that, if removed, would help solve an important health problem in the developing world, with a high likelihood of global impact through widespread implementation.

In June 2000, HCF established The HCF Health and Medical Research Foundation, a not-for-profit charitable trust established to encourage health service research for the benefit of HCF contributors and the public generally. Health services research examines how people get access to health care, how much health care costs, and what happens to patients as a result of this care.

The Health Research Council (HRC), New Zealand invest in a broad range of research on issues of importance to New Zealand. They also support the development of health research careers and contribute to maintaining an ethical and safe health research environment.

The High Blood Pressure Research Council of Australia has been at the forefront of research into the causes, prevention and treatment of high blood pressure since its inception in 1979. Their research incorporates the full range from experimental molecular biology and genetics to human physiology and drug treatment of hypertension.

The Honda Foundation draws on voluntary contributions from Honda's Australia-wide network of dealers, from Honda Australia itself and from private donors. Established in 1992, the Foundation has disbursed over $8.1 million in grants to a wide range of applicants from the Australian community. The Honda Foundation operates independently and aims to engender goodwill for the benefit of Australian communities.

IAG's businesses underwrite over $11 billion of premium per annum, selling insurance under many leading brands including NRMA Insurance, CGU, SGIO, SGIC, Swann, WFI and Lumley Insurance (Australia); NZI, State, AMI and Lumley Insurance (New Zealand); Safety and NZI (Thailand); and AAA Assurance (Vietnam). IAG also has interests in general insurance joint ventures in Malaysia, India and China.

The Initiative for Cardiovascular Health Research in Developing Countries (IC-HEALTH) was founded in 1999 by World Health Organization (WHO) and Global Forum for Health Research to develop the cardiovascular research capacity in developing countries through the creation of a global network of researchers.

Intensive Care Foundation is dedicated to improving the care of critically ill patients by raising funds for clinical research projects as well and the education of health professionals responsible for intensive care. Their ultimate aim is to improve the number and quality of lives saved in Intensive Care Units each year.

The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) is an umbrella organization of over 230 national diabetes associations in 170 countries and territories. It represents the interests of the growing number of people with diabetes and those at risk. The Federation has been leading the global diabetes community since 1950.

Established in 1966, the International Society of Hypertension (ISH) is committed to promoting and encouraging the advancement of scientific research and knowledge and its application to the prevention and management of heart disease and stroke in hypertension and related cardiovascular diseases around the world. The Society was registered as a charity in England and Wales in December 2007.

Launched in May 2009, the IRT Research Foundation aligns with IRT's mission, to create communities where seniors achieve their optimum quality of life. The IRT Research Foundation funds research projects which assist in a greater understanding of the ageing process and the care and wellbeing of seniors.

Sid and Jenny Craig moved to Australia in 1982 hoping to establish a company that would incorporate all the necessary benefits of successful weight management.

King & Wood Mallesons are a global law firm, with over 2,700 lawyers in 30 international offices strategically positioned in the world's growth markets, financial capitals and information technology hubs.

Servier, founded in 1954, is the first independent pharmaceutical group. They are present in 140 countries, with more than 20 000 employees, including close to 3000 in R&D.

A federation of entrepreneurs, built through start-ups and owner managers. Designed to be allergic to bureaucracy and the comfortable status quo.

Malo Clinic Sydney includes a leading purpose- built day surgery facility for rehabilitation with dental implants. Sophisticated design and state of the art equipment together with the latest in dental technology provides exceptional patient comfort and safety. Sedation and anaesthetic services are provided onsite by specialist anaesthetists.

The Medtronic Foundation was created in 1978 and is charged as the primary channel for Medtronic's strategic giving, with the majority of grant programs thoughtfully aligning with the company's commitment to improve access to quality healthcare.

Merck is the oldest pharmaceutical and chemical company in the world.  Founded in 1668, the founding  Merck family remains the majority owner of the company to this day. The Merck Group consists of four divisions:  prescription medicines (Merck Serono), consumer health, performance materials and Merck Millipore.

The Motor Accidents Authority is a statutory corporation that regulates the NSW Motor Accidents Scheme. It was established by the Motor Accidents Act 1988 on 10 March 1989 and continues to be constituted under the Motor Accidents Compensation Act 1999. Their vision is to lead and support a Compulsory Third Party Scheme that minimises the impact of motor vehicle accidents.

The Motor Accident Insurance Commission (MAIC) is the regulatory authority responsible for the ongoing management of the Compulsory Third Party (CTP) scheme in Queensland. Established under the Motor Accident Insurance Act 1994 (MAI Act), the Commission commenced operations on 1 September 1994 as a statutory body.

The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) is Australia's peak body for supporting health and medical research; for developing health advice for the Australian community, health professionals and governments; and for providing advice on ethical behaviour in health care and in the conduct of health and medical research.

The mission of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) is to maintain a health research system in which the NHS supports outstanding individuals, working in world class facilities, conducting leading edge research focused on the needs of patients and the public.

The mission of NINDS is to reduce the burden of neurological disease, a burden borne by every age group, by every segment of society, by people all over the world.

NRMA Insurance operates in NSW, QLD, ACT and TAS as part of Insurance Australia Group (IAG). IAG is a fully diversified insurance group with operations throughout Australia, New Zealand, Asia and the United Kingdom. It underwrites around $7.8 billion of insurance premiums each year and employs more than 13,000 people.

The National Transport Commission (NTC) is an inter-governmental agency charged with improving the productivity, safety and environmental performance of Australia’s road, rail and intermodal transport system. State and territory governments contribute 65 per cent of the NTC’s funding, and the Commonwealth Government provides 35 per cent.

The St George Hospital and Community Health Service is part of South Eastern Sydney and Illawarra Area Health Service, and is located in Kogarah, a southern suburb of Sydney, NSW, Australia. It offers a comprehensive range of inpatient and community-based health services. The hospital is an accredited principal teaching hospital of the University of New South Wales and is a designated major trauma service.

The NSW Food Authority is a State Government agency, established in 2004, to provide New South Wales with an integrated food regulation system. As Australia’s first completely integrated or “through-chain” food regulatory agency, the Authority is responsible for food safety across the entire food industry, from primary production to point-of-sale.

NSW public health system is the biggest public health system in Australia with more than 220 public hospitals and over 100,000 dedicated staff who make up the health workforce.

Lions Australia has a proud history of achievement in Disaster and Emergency Relief, Medical Research and Community Service. They provide assistance to the disabled, disadvantaged and infirm of the community both directly and also indirectly and provide a forum for the open discussion of all matters of public interest.

Driving progress in biomedicine into NHS practice.

The HTA Programme is part of the NIHR. It produces independent research information about the effectiveness, costs and broader impact of healthcare treatments and tests for those who plan, provide or receive care in the NHS.

The NRMA-ACT Road Safety Trust was formally established in 1992, with the principal objective of enhancing road safety for the benefit of the ACT road-using community. The Trust has allocated over $20 million to over 350 innovative road safety projects since 1992.

The Oxford Martin School is a unique, interdisciplinary research community of over 300 scholars working to address the most pressing global challenges and opportunities of the 21st century.

The Physiotherapy Research Foundation (PRF) supports the physiotherapy profession by promoting, encouraging and supporting research that advances physiotherapy knowledge and practice. Research into the efficacy of physiotherapy has also played an increasingly major role when advocating and lobbying for physiotherapists to governments, industry and the general public.

The Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads plan, manage and deliver Queensland's integrated transport environment to achieve sustainable transport solutions for road, rail, air and sea.

ResMed is a leading developer, manufacturer and distributor of medical equipment for treating, diagnosing, and managing sleep-disordered breathing and other respiratory disorders. The company is dedicated to developing innovative products to improve the lives of those who suffer from these conditions and to increasing awareness among patients and healthcare professionals of the potentially serious health consequences of untreated sleep-disordered breathing.

Respironics is a medical supply company that specializes in products that improve respiratory functions. It is based in the Pittsburgh suburb of Murrysville. The company introduced the first continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine for the treatment of sleep apnea in 1985.

The Royal Australasian College of Physicians is a diverse and energetic organisation responsible for training, educating and representing over 13,500 physicians and paediatricians in Australia and New Zealand.

Royal Hobart Hospital (RHH) is Tasmania’s largest hospital and its major referral centre. As the major clinical teaching and research centre, it works closely with the University of Tasmania and other institutions.

Sanofi is one of the leading healthcare companies in Australia. With four distinct divisions focusing on Pharmaceuticals, Consumer Healthcare, Vaccines and Rare Diseases, Sanofi Australia/New Zealand is a horizontally integrated healthcare provider with products ranging from complementary medicines, through to patented medicines, generics, over the counter medicines and vaccines.

Save the Children is one of Australia’s largest aid and development agencies dedicated to helping children. They protect and support children in need, save lives in emergencies and speak up for children’s rights. As one of 30 member organisations that form part of Save the Children International, they share a global vision and strategy for creating better lives for children worldwide.

The St George and Sutherland Medical Research Foundation is an independent not-for-profit which supports the work of the medical research community at St George and Sutherland hospitals, two of Australia's leading teaching hospitals. The group raise funds through both public and corporate donations, as well as through a suite of exciting fundraising events.

SWANN Insurance is part of the Insurance Australia Group, one of Australia's largest general insurance groups, and has been operating successfully for more than 50 years. They provide protection to over 750,000 Australians through our specialist personal insurance products covering, motorcycles, cars, bicycles, loan repayments, bill obligations and life insurance.

The Swedish Heart-Lung Foundation is a charitable fundraising organisation. The fund was established in 1904 during the fight against tuberculosis (TB), and was then called Svenska Nationalföreningen mot Tuberkulos (the Swedish National Anti-tuberculosis Association). The fight against TB in Sweden was successful then and, now, the Heart-Lung Foundation is aiming to conquer the major national diseases of today: heart, lung and vascular diseases.

The Artists Group was formed in the late 90's by a group of friends who “wanted to make art in a creative and supportive environment ". The classes are for artists who like to work in small groups and with some studio supervision. The group works out of their studio in Port Melbourne, and each year have an annual art exhibition.

The Trust Company provides an impressive range of financial services across the personal wealth management, philanthropic and corporate sectors.

The Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance is an £80 million initiative funded equally by The Wellcome Trust, UK and Department of Biotechnology, India. The broad aim of the India Alliance is to build excellence in the Indian biomedical scientific community by supporting future leaders in the field.

Transport for NSW is the lead agency of the NSW transport portfolio, with primary responsibility for transport coordination, policy, planning, services, infrastructure, freight and marine pollution response.

As the 'global university of the north', the University of Aberdeen have consistently sent pioneers and ideas outward to every part of the world. An ambitious, research-driven university with a global outlook, committed to excellence.

The University of Oxford is an independent and self-governing institution, consisting of the central University and the Colleges that aims to lead the world in research and education.

The University of Pittsburgh has a wide variety of high-quality programs in the arts and sciences as well as professional fields. Pitt is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), which comprises 62 preeminent doctorate-granting research institutions in North America.

In May 2002, the Victorian Government announced that a Motorcycle Safety Levy would be introduced. The funds from this Levy go directly to initiatives to improve the safety of riders. The projects funded from the Levy are over and above the annual motorcycle safety programs conducted by the TAC, VicRoads and Victoria Police.

VicRoads purpose is to deliver social, economic and environmental benefits to communities throughout Victoria by managing the Victorian arterial road network and its use as an integral part of the overall transport system.

The Victorian Health Promotion Foundation (VicHealth) is a pioneer in health promotion – the process of enabling people to increase control over and improve their health. Their primary focus is promoting good health and preventing chronic disease.

Wellcome Trust is a global charitable foundation dedicated to achieving extraordinary improvements in human and animal health. They support the brightest minds in biomedical research and the medical humanities. Their breadth of support includes public engagement, education and the application of research to improve health.

WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.