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Wednesday, 12 September, 2012 - 11:00

The George Institute for Global Health
Richard Doll Building, Old Road Campus, Oxford

One quarter of the world’s adult population suffers from hypertension, and although it has no obvious symptoms, it can lead to heart attacks, stroke, kidney failure and blindness. Despite this, there has been great uncertainty as to how intensively blood pressure should be lowered to obtain maximal benefit and minimize risks.

Two thirds of younger, working age stroke survivors face economic hardship and are often forced to use savings or sell assets to pay basic living expenses, a new Australian study has found.

Una O’Brien CB, Permanent Secretary at the Department of Health, and staff from the British Embassy in Beijing visited The George Institute for Global Health, China’s offices in Beijing to discuss the health issues affecting people in not only China and the UK, but people all around the world.

Media release: 

For the first time ever, French-speaking physiotherapists can now access PEDro, a global resource for evidence-based physiotherapy.

Tuesday, 31 July, 2012 - 11:00

The George Institute for Global Health
Richard Doll Building, Old Road Campus, Oxford

Media release: 

Most Australian women are unaware that heart disease is their biggest killer and they are more likely to die from a second heart attack than men.

Professor Chris Maher, Director of the Musculoskeletal Division at The George Institute for Global Health, said that the new back pain tool — Back Pain Choices — synthesises recommendations from evidence-based practice guidelines in Australia, the UK and USA into a unified set of recommendations.

The ADVANCE study assessed over 10,000 people living with type 2 diabetes across 20 countries. The study has identified the benefits of tight blood pressure and blood glucose control for people with diabetes, and has influenced guidelines for diabetes care globally.

Motivated by the chance to deliver better health outcomes for Indigenous populations, Sharon Ponniah joined The George Institute in 2012 as Program Manager for the Kanyini Vascular Collaboration.