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Mental health problems are some of the most challenging areas of health, but there are steps we can take to ensure they get the necessary attention – and a place within Universal Health Coverage (UHC). Ahead of the UN High-Level Meeting on UHC being held on 23 September, Prof Shekhar Saxena, Distinguished Fellow of The George Institute for Global Health and past Director of the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse at World Health Organisation explains why we need to remember the ‘five I’s’ to support implementation.

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19/09/2019

SYDNEY, SEPT 19 - The George Institute and social enterprise arm George Clinical have been listed as Finalists in the 2019 Premier's NSW Export Awards, announced in Sydney last night.

Researchers from The George Institute for Global Health in Oxford and Sydney presented noteworthy new findings at this year’s European Society of Cardiology Congress in Paris.

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17/09/2019

SYDNEY, SEPT 17 - Half of Australians are living with a chronic illness. A new research-based online test can predict your chances of developing some of the biggest killers: heart disease, kidney disease and diabetes – all of which are largely preventable.

Statement from Professor Bruce Neal, Executive Director, The George Institute, Australia:  

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11/09/2019
Robyn

SYDNEY, SEPT 11 - The George Institute for Global Health’s Co-Founder and Principal Director Professor Robyn Norton AO has been nominated as one of The Australian Financial Review’s 2019 top 100 Women of Influence, recognising her leadership and trailblazing efforts in global health and gender equity.

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10/09/2019

NEW DELHI, SEPT 10, Improved education of healthcare providers and follow-up of women with hypertensive disorders and diabetes during pregnancy are needed to limit future risk of cardio metabolic disease, finds new research from The George Institute for Global Health.

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10/09/2019

SYDNEY, SEPT 10 - They might be plant-based, gluten-free, organic and vegan, but many meat-free alternative products are highly processed and packed with salt, making them more stealthy than healthy.

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05/09/2019

Kolkata, Sept 5. A study being conducted jointly by The George Institute for Global Health and the Child in Need Institute in the Sundarbans region of West Bengal has revealed that drowning is major cause of child mortality in the region.

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04/09/2019

The 2019 Action on Salt China Steering Committee conference was successfully held in Beijing on August 28, 2019. Nearly 30 experts from various partners attended the conference.

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