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Policy Papers

The Institute regularly produces policy papers following roundtables, forums and stakeholder events, that are then submitted to government and other decision makers.

This policy brief outlines some of the gender-specific dimensions of NCDs that UHC must address, and presents a number of recommendations to improve the health and wellbeing of girls and women.

Download 'Delivering healthy lives and well-being for women and girls policy brief' (PDF 5.9 MB)

Summary of available research evidence from systematic reviews on MLHPs for improving health outcomes and systems performance. Considerations about the relevance of the above for low- and middle- income countries (LMIC), specifically for India are included.

Download 'Rapid Policy Brief for Mid-level health providers (MLHPs) for primary healthcare' (PDF 1 MB)

On 28th March 2019, The George Institute for Global Health India organized a policy symposium to explore how the SMART Mental Health can contribute to the National Mental Health Programme and strengthen mental health care delivery models.

Download 'Policy symposium on SMART mental health project(PDF 1.8 MB)

Australia’s health system is under strain and in urgent need of transformation to strengthen consumer-centred and community-based primary health services a new report has found.

The United Nations held its third High-Level Meeting on the prevention and control of NCDs on 27 September 2018. The George Institute for Global Health set out five priorities for governments to commit to tackling the rising burden on NCDs

June 2018

Australia now has many of the building blocks in place to roll out a digitally enabled health system that could transform care services.

March 2018

On 16 November 2017, The George Institute for Global Health and the Australian Sepsis Network convened a policy roundtable with key stakeholders to address the pressing need to improve the awareness, prevention, and treatment of sepsis in Australia.

December 2017

On 4 August, China's Department of Maternal and Child Health of National Health and Family Planning Commission and United Nations Population Fund China Office held the symposium on "Women’s health through life course and empowerment" successfully in Beijing, which was also jointly co-organized by the National Office for Maternal and Child Health Surveillance and The George Institute, China.  

Mental Health

On 28th August 2017, The George Institute for Global Health India organized a roundtable to start a dialogue with key researchers and policy makers to understand the current status and various challenges that need to be addressed in order to understand the mental health of tribal communities.

Download Research & Policy Recommendtions Report on Mental Health for Scheduled Tribe Populations in India(PDF 2.4MB)

To initiate a dialogue on various aspects of women’s health, The George Institute for Global Health in association with the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) organized a roundtable on August 10, 2017.

Download The Future of Women's Health: Using Data and Research to Shape Policy report (PDF 960KB)

September 2017

Driver licensing leads to better access to education and employment, and is an important social determinant of health for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Despite this, there are multiple barriers to driver licensing for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Australia, including access to vehicles and supervising drivers for learner drivers.

September 2017

The following report consists of recommendations to leverage digital technologies for health outcomes from the roundtable to be considered by the Joint Working Group of Senior Officials.

Download Australia-India: Leveraging Digital Technologies for Health Outcomes report (PDF 95KB)

May 2017

The 'Enhancing Impact through Technology Enabled Healthcare' report captures the highlights and key outcomes of the scoping study and the mHealth conference from Consensus to Impact. 

Download Enhancing Impact through Technology Enabled Healthcare: From Consensus to Impact report (PDF 2.3MB)

April 2017

On 10 February 2017, The George Institute for Global Health convened a special policy roundtable to examine models for the funding of medicines in Australia. The aim of this roundtable was to evaluate the potential structural and financial reforms required to support sustainable access to medicines for consumers within the Australian health system in this era of targeted medicines, and to formulate avenues for further exploration in this area.

December 2016

Our scoping study report presents a comprehensive landscape of the current mobile healthcare technology in India and provides suggestions about future action that can be taken for a comprehensive inclusion of mHealth as a tool for health system strengthening.

Download mHealth Interventions for Health System Strengthening in India: A scoping study report (PDF 8MB)

March 2016

Does the Indian healthcare system treat women's health issues and women's healthcare in a fair and just manner? What can we do to develop effective and sustainable programs to remove barriers towards the achievement of optimal health for Indian women?

Download Framing Women’s Health Issues in 21st Century India policy report (PDF 5.9 MB)

August 2016

Health and consumer leaders have released a blueprint for 21st Century Medicare aimed at giving patients greater say in a team-based health care system. 

April 2016

Australia’s healthcare system needs to be more transparent and accessible to put consumers at the centre of health decision making, says a joint report by The George Institute for Global Health and the Consumers Health Forum of Australia (CHF).

February 2016

A new paper published by the Oxford Martin School and The George Institute for Global Health will call for global and national women’s health strategies to focus on non-communicable diseases, which kill more than 18 million women a year worldwide.

November 2015

In Beijing, on November 17, 2015, the China Center for mHealth Innovation (CCmHI) released a landscaping report on mobile health (mHealth) in China as an early step in helping Chinese policy makers navigate the mHealth space.

November 2015

The report into Australia-China healthcare opportunities by the University of Sydney’s China Studies Centre, National Australian Bank and the George Institute for Global Health has identified areas where Australian businesses can capitalise on China’s increasing demand for quality healthcare and the China-Australia free trade agreement. 

August 2015

More than 30 healthcare experts and community representatives met at a roundtable held by The George Institute for Global Health on August 6, 2015 to discuss how Australia’s healthcare system is funded.