To celebrate 10 years of The George Institute for Global Health being established in China, the 2017 John Yu Oration celebratory event was hosted by The China-Australia Chamber of Commerce (AustCham) in Beijing on 3 November. Over 130 distinguished guests, including policymakers, members of the health and business sectors, and diplomats, academics and scientists participated.
The George Institute (GI) for Global Health China has been invited by UNSW Sydney (the University of New South Wales) to participate in a mini-roadshow on 1 November, organized as part of the Torch High Technology Development Centre of the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology, to discuss innovations in digital health to improve the health of older people.
In October 2017, INTERACT3, the third in a series of INTERACT studies, has been launched. This time called the INTEnsive care bundle with blood pressure reduction in Acute Cerebral haemorrhage Trial, it was successfully launched across a network of more than 80 hospitals in China.
On September 13, 2017, the world’s first multidisciplinary Open Access journal, PLOS ONE published a study “Cost and cost-effectiveness of a school-based education program to reduce salt intake in children and their families in China” from The George Institute, China, which demonstrated that the School-EduSalt intervention program for salt reduction is of low cost and highly cost-effective.
On 4th August, China's Department of Maternal and Child Health of National Health and Family Planning Commission (Department of MCH, NHFPC) and United Nations Population Fund China Office (UNFPA China) 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 (TGI China).
On July 30, 2017, the 'Salt Substitute and Stroke Study' (SSaSS) 2017 annual meeting was held in Xiongan New District, Baoding, Hebei Province. More than 40 delegates attended the meeting, reported project progress and shared experiences. Participants included Principal Investigators from China and Australia, local Project Investigators, Project Coordinators, and government officials from the local Health and Family Planning Committee and Centers for Disease Control.
Researchers from The George Institute for Global Health have been awarded funds from UK’s National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to address the health challenge of stroke care in India and tackle salt consumption in China.