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This year’s theme for 'World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims' highlights that roads have stories – and so many of those stories are tragic.

The Chief Medical Officer of Australia, Professor Brendan Murphy, highlighted the challenges of meeting global non-communicable disease (NCD) targets, saying there is strong commitment from all Australian governments to increase the national effort in addressing NCDs, in particular by implementing a number of strategic action plans that have been completed or are in development.

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Thursday, 15 November, 2018 - 12:00 to 13:45

The George Institute for Global Health Headquarters

Level 5, 1 King Street

Newtown, NSW 2042

Media release: 
08/11/2018
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Smoking, diabetes and high blood pressure increase the risk of a heart attack more in women than in men, new research from The George Institute for Global Health at the University of Oxford has found.

Media release: 
05/11/2018

A toolkit that aims to combat road traffic injuries, the leading global killer among older school-age children and adolescents, has been launched at the World Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion in Bangkok.

The George Institute for Global Health has been designated a World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre in Injury Prevention and Trauma Care.

China has the largest number of people with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) in the world - 110 million people – and this number is expected to rise. In order to better help people with T2DM, The George Institute China is undertaking a ‘Mobile Health Technology Platform’ to help family health promoters in their management of people with diabetes. 

Low-cost community-based approaches to improving child water safety need to be developed along with parental education to improve supervision of children who play near open water bodies in rural areas of West Bengal and other Eastern states where heavy monsoon rains cause frequent flooding of major rivers resulting in a seasonal increase in child drowning deaths.

The George Institute’s Professor Anthony Rodgers has just been elected a new Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences (AAHMS).

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