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

Recent claims linking hypertension treatments to COVID-19 led to a series of statements being issued by medical societies, including the International Society for Hypertension, cautioning against an…
April 2020 -
News
COVID-19 is a respiratory illness caused by a newly discovered coronavirus was first reported in Wuhan, China in December 2019. Subsequently it has spread to 187 countries and territories with more…
March 2020 -
Policy and Practice Reports
The Community on Women and Non-Communicable Diseases will frame their fourth webinar, ‘Beijing+25: Meeting the call for sex-disaggregated and gender-sensitive data’ in the context of the anniversary…
February 2020 -
Event
How can we develop more efficient solutions to global health care challenges? How can we harness disruptive social entrepreneurship to make those solutions affordable and accessible to those who need…
February 2020 -
Landing Page
The George Institute for Global Health global thought leadership program seeks to challenge the status quo and foster the kind of debates and discussions that lead to positive changes in health…
February 2020 -
Policy and Practice Reports
Olive Kobusingye is an accident & emergency surgeon, injury epidemiologist, and published author. She is Director of the Trauma, Injuries and Disability programme at the Makerere University…
February 2020 -
Profile story
The George Institute for Global Health was fortunate to host one of the founding fathers of the Global Burden of Disease Study (GBD), Professor Alan Lopez from the University of Melbourne on the 29th…
February 2020 -
News
We asked Associate Professor Abraham Flaxman the question how we can use the Global Burden of Disease study to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 3.2.
February 2020 -
Video
The George Institute for Global Health in collaboration with the World Health Organization's Global Coordination Mechanism on NCDs hosts a Community on Women and NCDs as part of the …
February 2020 -
Landing Page
Please join us for breakfast and to hear an important presentation and discussion on the Australian sugar system. Much of the recent debate around sugar in Australia has focussed on health and…
January 2020 -
Event