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The High level Symposium on Falls Prevention amongst Older People in China, co-organized by the National Center for Chronic and Noncommunicable Disease Control and Prevention (NCNCD) of China CDC and The George Institute China, was successfully held in Beijing on September 21, 2018.

The 2018 Design and Statistical Analysis of Clinical Studies Training Program, organized by the Heart Health Research Center (hereafter abbreviated as HHRC), was successfully held in Beijing on September 17 2018. Over 40 doctors, trainees and medical practitioners, from 16 hospitals and medical research organizations from across the country completed the two-day training course with an empty cup mentality. 

The Ministry of Health in collaboration with World Health Organization Country Office in Malawi hosted participants from 9 member states: Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe to identify opportunities for population salt reduction in the region, and train participants using the newly developed WHO SHAKE Package for Salt Reduction.

Clare Farrand, Senior Project Manager, WHO Collaborating Centre on Population Salt Reduction, from The George Institute, supported the workshop, alongside Temo Waqanivalu from WHO Headquarters, Geneva.

The George Institute for Global Health, India, as part of the urban health project in Vijayawada funded by the HCL Foundation, conducted an eye camp in Ranigari Thota in partnership with Akira Eye Hospital on Saturday, 28th of July at the community centre within one of the selected slums.  

New South Wales Minister for Health and Medical Research The Hon Brad Hazzard has announced Ellen Medical Devices, the developer of The George Institute’s affordable dialysis system, as a recipient of a grant from the 2018 NSW Medical Devices Fund.

The George Institute welcomes the report An India Economic Strategy to 2035: Navigating from potential to delivery authored by Mr Peter N Varghese AO for the Australian Government.

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Falls are an emerging public health issue in India and a major cause of mortality and morbidity globally. It is estimated that 75 per cent of the fall injuries occur in low and middle-income countries and the impact set to rise as the population ages.

The prestigious Lund University Faculty of Medicine in Sweden has conferred an honorary doctorate to The George Institute’s Professor John Chalmers AC.

While few, if any, would dispute the importance of paying attention to health inequalities in the process of health reform, in practice, this has proven to be difficult. Thus, even as equity and equality are pivotal aspects of universal health coverage, there is less clarity on how to systematically identify those who are being left out, which is the first in ensuring that they no longer are.

Hypertension is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease, a leading cause of premature death and disability in India. Since access to health services is poor in rural India and Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHAs) are available throughout India for maternal and child health, a potential solution for improving hypertension control is by utilising this available workforce.

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