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

It is crucial that awareness and uptake of environment-friendly menstrual hygiene practices increase, but we must be aware of the challenges and misinformation that exist in this space. The most…
October 2022 -
Podcast
Menstruation is a major taboo in India, with huge society-wide stigma around hygiene-related menstrual practices and needs . It is crucial to raise awareness around menstrual hygiene management to…
October 2022 -
Podcast
Primary health care is a cornerstone of a vibrant health system. It caters to the health needs of communities especially the vulnerable. Canvassing the significant health challenges across society…
October 2022 -
Podcast
Community health workers or ASHAs (accredited social health activists) are a key resource in India’s health care system as non-physician health workers, affording vital connection between consumers…
October 2022 -
Podcast
Over recent weeks, India has become the epicentre of the COVID-19 pandemic, with an over-burdened healthcare system, widely reported shortages of essential oxygen supplies, escalating case rates and…
October 2022 -
Podcast
Stigma is a big barrier to seeking and providing mental health care in rural areas. In this podcast, our researchers talk about the various types of stigma that exists and how it inhibits people from…
October 2022 -
Podcast
Common mental disorders are on the rise in rural areas of India. In this podcast George Institute researchers describe how mental health can be taken to rural areas by empowering community health…
October 2022 -
Podcast
Listen to our trailer for The Scan, a podcast from The George Institute for Global Health exploring the latest research, emerging evidence, and crucial progress towards improving health all over the…
October 2022 -
Podcast
Join us for a bite size episode from The George Institute in which Chief Scientist, Anushka Patel offers an explainer on non-communicable diseases: what they are, how they impact people globally now…
September 2022 -
Podcast
What is the Health 10x secret sauce and how are we enabling Australia’s next generation of innovative health startups? Health 10x is on a mission to accelerate Australia’s next Cochlear. Health 10x…
September 2022 -
Event