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Women with bigger waists relative to their hips face a proportionately greater risk of experiencing a heart attack than men who have a similar ‘apple shape’. US TV show TODAY talks about our new research from The George Institute for Global Health at the University of Oxford.

Digital health leaders from around the globe have met at the inaugural International Digital Health Symposium in Sydney to learn from different global approaches to digital innovation that are inclusive, evidence-based, and support sustainable, high quality health and care. 

Countdown to 2030 (CD2030) recently published its first report on ‘Tracking progress towards universal coverage for women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health'. Dr Devaki Nambiar, Program Head for Health Systems & Equity, The George Institute for Global Health India, is part of the Equity Thematic Working Group for CD2030 and co-authored a section of the report, ‘Health Equity is paramount to achieving Universal Health Coverage’ (pages 43-51).

From ground breaking studies and record funding announcements, to major staff achievements and exciting new partnerships, here is a look back at some of The George Institute’s biggest stories in 2017:

The George Institute for Global Health India celebrated its 10th Anniversary today at an event, attended by a large range of stakeholders in healthcare research, policy, communication and delivery.

The George Institute for Global Health welcomes the appointment of a new board member, Meena Thuraisingham.

The George Institute for Global Health today received a landmark investment of $24 million from the Australian Government to undertake research to prevent and treat cardiometabolic diseases, which affect seven million Australians and hundreds of millions globally.

Professor Anushka Patel’s outstanding contributions to the treatment and prevention of cardiovascular disease has been recognised today in the annual Australian Academy of Science honorific awards.

The Executive Director of The George Institute for Global Health, Australia, Vlado Perkovic, has been appointed to serve on the editorial board of the New England Journal of Medicine.

A drug that lowers blood sugar levels for people with type 2 diabetes produces better renal outcomes, according to new research by The George Institute for Global Health.

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