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Media release: 
08/08/2019

A new study, published in The Lancet Neurology, has revealed an optimal approach to lowering elevated blood pressure (BP) for treating patients with acute stroke due to spontaneous bleeding in the brain (intracerebral haemorrhage or ICH), the most serious type of stroke.

Media release: 
06/08/2019

In what could come as a big boost to entrepreneurs working to promote healthcare through innovations across the globe, UNSW Sydney and The George Institute for Global Health (TGI) have joined forces to launch a program designed to accelerate and scale up health focused start-ups. This programme is called Health10x.

Media release: 
05/08/2019

Each year at least 5000 Australians die from sepsis – a life-threatening organ dysfunction due to infection – but Australia has no national action plan to coordinate public awareness campaigns and treatment bundles, according to the authors of a Perspective published today by the Medical Journal of Australia.

Wang Du is a diabetes Research Fellow at the George Institute, China. She is also the Assistant to the Chairman of the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), Western Pacific Region. Let us hear more about her story.

Media release: 
31/07/2019

Including fixed dose combinations on Essential Medicine List will improve availability, affordability for 1 billion

The George Institute for Global Health welcomes the addition of fixed dose combinations (FDCs) of blood pressure (BP) lowering drugs to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Essential Medicines List (EML) in response to an application filed by Resolve to Save Lives (RTSL), an initiative of vital strategies, the George Institute and other partners.

Media release: 
31/07/2019

Co-founder and Principal Director of The George Institute for Global Health, Professor Stephen MacMahon, has been selected as a finalist for the prestigious Eureka Prize for Leadership in Innovation and Science.

Samina Parveen is a Research Fellow at the George Institute for Global Health. She has completed her Master’s in Public Health from Savitribai Phule Pune University and her Bachelor’s in Microbiology/Biochemistry from St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai

Last week the Sydney office held its annual special event to celebrate NAIDOC Week in Australia. The event started off with a warm Welcome to Country by Uncle Chicka Madden.

Media release: 
19/07/2019

A global study of 12 million people has found diabetes increases the risk of heart failure and this increase is greater for women than men.

Last month we celebrated the contributions of Professor Terry Dwyer to The George Institute for Global Health, UK with speeches over a team lunch and a public seminar (which you can watch back here). Terry is moving on from his position at the University of Oxford, in which he acted as Executive Director of The George Institute in the UK from 2014-18 and focused on research into children’s cancer and childhood risk factors for heart disease and cancer in adults.

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