Affiliated with leading universities - University of Oxford, UNSW Sydney, Peking University Health Science Center
The George Institute is a leading independent global medical research institute established and headquartered in Sydney, with major centres in China, India and the UK and an international network of experts and collaborators.
Our mission is to improve the health of millions of people worldwide, particularly those living in disadvantaged circumstances, by challenging the status quo and using innovative approaches to prevent and treat non-communicable diseases and injury.
We focus on the global health challenges that cause the greatest loss of life and the greatest impairment of life quality.
Non-communicable diseases collectively cause over 70% of all deaths worldwide, or 41 million people each year, including 15 million people dying prematurely aged between 30 and 69. Over 85% of these premature deaths are in low- and middle-income countries.
Injuries claimed 5 million lives in 2015, the majority of which are in low- and middle-income countries. Compounding these issues is the fact that millions of people worldwide do not have access to primary health care.
To address these challenges, our research is focussed on creating better treatments, better care and healthier societies by:
finding better treatments for the world’s biggest health problems;
transforming primary health care to support better health for more people; and
harnessing the power of communities, governments and markets to improve health.
Read more about our focus areas and strategy for tackling the world’s biggest health problems: