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#GeorgeTalks webinar with 2020 Australian of the Year, Dr James Muecke AM

On Friday 8 May 2020, The George Institute for Global Health hosted its first virtual #GeorgeTalks with 2020 Australian of the Year, Dr James Muecke AM.

Dr Muecke was joined by Professor Bruce Neal, Executive Director of The George Institute in Australia, for an engaging discussion about sugar consumption in Australia and the impact it has in the development type 2 diabetes. Dr Muecke outlines the “five A’s” of sugar - addiction, alleviation, accessibility, addition and advertising in order to address the problem of sugar in Australia.

Dr Muecke is passionate about reducing the development of type 2 diabetes that impacts nearly one in ten Australians and is the leading cause of blindness in adults. He is the co-founder of Vision Myanmar at the South Australian Institute of Ophthalmology, a $1 million program that develops and operates eye health and blindness initiatives in Myanmar; and Sight For All, a social impact organisation aiming to create a world where everyone can see.

You can watch this #GeorgeTalks webinar by CLICKING HERE