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The George Institute for Global Health

The George Institute for Global Health is a leading independent global medical research institute established and headquartered in Sydney, with additional major centres in China, India and the UK and an international network of experts and collaborators.

Vision and mission

The Institute’s mission is to improve the health of millions of people worldwide, particularly those living in disadvantaged circumstances, by challenging the status quo and using innovative approaches to prevent and treat non-communicable diseases and injury.

How The George Institute can help

The George Institute’s activities focus on the health of millions of people, particularly those living in disadvantaged circumstances in both rich and poor countries alike.

Their strategy focuses on three key research priorities:

Better treatments: finding better treatments for the world’s biggest health problems

Better care: transforming primary health care to deliver better health to more people

Healthier societies: harnessing the power of governments, markets and communities to improve health.

If you are interested in getting involved in research to help to prevent, treat and find cures for disease, The George Institute, together with UNSW Sydney, has established Join Us — a national research register which matches people to studies that are relevant to them. Find out more at www.joinus.org.au.

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Last reviewed: July 2021

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Can a basic brain scan predict stroke outcomes? | The George Institute for Global Health

New research published in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry confirms the life-saving value of a simple brain scan in identifying the early signs of stroke and the best treatment, and helping clinicians predict the likely severity of the outcome, including risk of death and disability.

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Top physiotherapy myths revealed | The George Institute for Global Health

The top five physiotherapy myths have been publicly busted by the world’s largest physiotherapy clinical research website, which has examined common misconceptions and linked them to robust evidence that disproves these ideas.

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Does diet affect the biggest killers of men and women differently? | The George Institute for Global Health

A new study on diet and leading causes of death finds that those on a low carbohydrate, low fat and high protein diet had a lower risk of early death, but a lower risk of cardiovascular disease only in men.

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Food labelling must be stepped up to stem rising tide of diet-related disease | The George Institute for Global Health

Outcomes of the five year review of the Health Star Rating (HSR) take Australia and New Zealand’s nutrition labels a step closer to being world-leading, according to an analysis of front-of-pack labelling published in BMJ Global Health.

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Link between COVID-19 and Sepsis | The George Institute for Global Health

The authors of a recently published paper, including Prof Simon Finfer from The George Institute, make a case for using the successful trial platforms set up during the pandemic to support research on sepsis, and also to integrate sepsis education and awareness into national health systems, as urged by the World Health Assembly resolution of 2017.

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Australia slips on number one cause of ill health – poor diet | The George Institute for Global Health

Australians are being failed by national efforts to make foods healthier, Australian researchers have found. Foods continue to be laden with fat, sugar and salt with few controls on food manufacturers.

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