The George Institute For Global Health
United Kingdom

Policy Papers

The Institute regularly produces policy papers following roundtables, forums and stakeholder events, that are then submitted to government and other decision makers.

Mental Health Policy Recommendations

On 28th March 2019, The George Institute for Global Health India organized a policy symposium to explore how the SMART Mental Health can contribute to the National Mental Health Programme and strengthen mental health care delivery models.

Australia’s health system is under strain and in urgent need of transformation to strengthen consumer-centred and community-based primary health services a new report has found.

The United Nations held its third High-Level Meeting on the prevention and control of NCDs on 27 September 2018. The George Institute for Global Health set out five priorities for governments to commit to tackling the rising burden on NCDs

March 2018

On 16 November 2017, The George Institute for Global Health and the Australian Sepsis Network convened a policy roundtable with key stakeholders to address the pressing need to improve the awareness, prevention, and treatment of sepsis in Australia.

December 2017

On 4 August, China's Department of Maternal and Child Health of National Health and Family Planning Commission and United Nations Population Fund China Office held the symposium on "Women’s health through life course and empowerment" successfully in Beijing, which was also jointly co-organized by the National Office for Maternal and Child Health Surveillance and The George Institute, China.  

September 2017

Driver licensing leads to better access to education and employment, and is an important social determinant of health for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Despite this, there are multiple barriers to driver licensing for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Australia, including access to vehicles and supervising drivers for learner drivers.

September 2017

The following report consists of recommendations to leverage digital technologies for health outcomes from the roundtable to be considered by the Joint Working Group of Senior Officials.

Download Australia-India: Leveraging Digital Technologies for Health Outcomes report (PDF 95KB)

May 2017

The 'Enhancing Impact through Technology Enabled Healthcare' report captures the highlights and key outcomes of the scoping study and the mHealth conference from Consensus to Impact. 

Download Enhancing Impact through Technology Enabled Healthcare: From Consensus to Impact report (PDF 2.3MB)

April 2017

On 10 February 2017, The George Institute for Global Health convened a special policy roundtable to examine models for the funding of medicines in Australia. The aim of this roundtable was to evaluate the potential structural and financial reforms required to support sustainable access to medicines for consumers within the Australian health system in this era of targeted medicines, and to formulate avenues for further exploration in this area.

December 2016

Our scoping study report presents a comprehensive landscape of the current mobile healthcare technology in India and provides suggestions about future action that can be taken for a comprehensive inclusion of mHealth as a tool for health system strengthening.

Download mHealth Interventions for Health System Strengthening in India: A scoping study report (PDF 8MB)

March 2016

Does the Indian healthcare system treat women's health issues and women's healthcare in a fair and just manner? What can we do to develop effective and sustainable programs to remove barriers towards the achievement of optimal health for Indian women?

Download Framing Women’s Health Issues in 21st Century India policy report (PDF 5.9 MB)

February 2016

A new paper published by the Oxford Martin School and The George Institute for Global Health will call for global and national women’s health strategies to focus on non-communicable diseases, which kill more than 18 million women a year worldwide.

November 2015

In Beijing, on November 17, 2015, the China Center for mHealth Innovation (CCmHI) released a landscaping report on mobile health (mHealth) in China as an early step in helping Chinese policy makers navigate the mHealth space.

November 2015

The report into Australia-China healthcare opportunities by the University of Sydney’s China Studies Centre, National Australian Bank and the George Institute for Global Health has identified areas where Australian businesses can capitalise on China’s increasing demand for quality healthcare and the China-Australia free trade agreement.