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The Ministry of Health in collaboration with World Health Organization Country Office in Malawi hosted participants from 9 member states: Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe to identify opportunities for population salt reduction in the region, and train participants using the newly developed WHO SHAKE Package for Salt Reduction. Clare Farrand, Senior Project Manager from The George Institute for Global health, WHO Collaborating Centre on Population Salt Reduction supported the workshop, alongside Temo Waqanivalu from WHO Headquarters, Geneva.

New South Wales Minister for Health and Medical Research The Hon Brad Hazzard has announced Ellen Medical Devices, the developer of The George Institute’s affordable dialysis system, as a recipient of a grant from the 2018 NSW Medical Devices Fund.

The George Institute welcomes the report An India Economic Strategy to 2035: Navigating from potential to delivery authored by Mr Peter N Varghese AO for the Australian Government.

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Falls are an emerging public health issue in India and a major cause of mortality and morbidity globally. It is estimated that 75 per cent of the fall injuries occur in low and middle-income countries and the impact set to rise as the population ages.

The prestigious Lund University Faculty of Medicine in Sweden has conferred an honorary doctorate to The George Institute’s Professor John Chalmers AC.

While few, if any, would dispute the importance of paying attention to health inequalities in the process of health reform, in practice, this has proven to be difficult. Thus, even as equity and equality are pivotal aspects of universal health coverage, there is less clarity on how to systematically identify those who are being left out, which is the first in ensuring that they no longer are.

Hypertension is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease, a leading cause of premature death and disability in India. Since access to health services is poor in rural India and Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHAs) are available throughout India for maternal and child health, a potential solution for improving hypertension control is by utilising this available workforce.

Dr Jenny Tran, seated front left, with the other Asian Women of Achievement Award winners

The George Institute's Dr Jenny Tran, a medical doctor, Rhodes scholar, and one of Forbes’ ‘30 under 30’, can now add Asian Women of Achievement award-winner to her list of accolades.

 

Women with bigger waists relative to their hips face a proportionately greater risk of experiencing a heart attack than men who have a similar ‘apple shape’. US TV show TODAY talks about our new research from The George Institute for Global Health at the University of Oxford.

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