Advocacy and Thought Leadership

The George Institute is focused on effective advocacy and thought leadership to improve health, aligned to our research goals.

We are engaging with key stakeholders, sharing insights and fostering discussions to stimulate debate, guide critical health policy decisions and facilitate evidence-based change.

By working with some of the world’s leading health voices we are amplifying our work in non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and injury and improving systems for prevention and treatment.

Our activities

As negotiations at the Conference of Parties (COP 28), the 2023 United Nations Climate Change Conference in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) come to an end, join us as we reflect on whether the…
November 2023 -
Event
A comprehensive analysis of on-pack marketing of foods sold in Australian supermarkets has revealed widespread, unregulated use of promotional techniques directly appealing to children - like cartoon…
November 2023 -
Media release
But did you know food production has a big impact on the health of the planet?  In a first for Australia, researchers have been figuring out which packaged food products have the highest and lowest…
November 2023 -
Landing Page
The George Institute for Global Health invites you to its next webinar in the 'Tea with Africa' conversation series on “Global Surgery: History, Current Directions and Future Opportunities” on …
October 2023 -
Event
On International Day of the Girl, Claudia Selin Batz (Policy and Advocacy Advisor, The George Institute) and Kayla Arnold (Policy Advisor, Age International) reflect on the outcomes of the UN High…
October 2023 -
News
People need and want information to help them choose more sustainable food options. The food system is a significant contributor to greenhouse gas emissions, yet there is little reliable information…
October 2023 -
Event
We are pleased to advise that The George Institute for Global Health submitted a proposal to the National Robotic Strategy in April 2023. Our submission focuses on harnessing the potential of…
October 2023 -
Policy and Practice Reports
Research is underway in Fiji to inform policy makers about the need to implement new food policy and strengthen existing policies aimed at reducing diet-related illness, linked to excess salt, fat…
September 2023 -
Landing Page
Ahead of World Lung Day (September 25th) Dr Anthony Sunjaya and the Respiratory Division has developed some new resources to help people understand more about breathlessness. Breathlessness is a…
September 2023 -
News
In the last four years, the world has experienced multiple crises. The COVID-19 pandemic, climate crisis, conflict, food insecurity and rising cost of living have strained the resilience of our…
September 2023 -
Policy and Practice Reports