International Women’s Day is celebrated on March 8th around the world every year, with thousands of events taking place throughout the month to mark the economic, political and social achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender equity.
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.
The High level Symposium on Falls Prevention amongst Older People in China, co-organized by the National Center for Chronic and Noncommunicable Disease Control and Prevention (NCNCD) of China CDC and The George Institute China, was successfully held in Beijing on September 21, 2018.
The 2018 Design and Statistical Analysis of Clinical Studies Training Program, organized by the Heart Health Research Center (hereafter abbreviated as HHRC), was successfully held in Beijing on September 17 2018. Over 40 doctors, trainees and medical practitioners, from 16 hospitals and medical research organizations from across the country completed the two-day training course with an empty cup mentality.
In 2018, the 4th European Stroke Organization Conference (ESOC) was held successfully in Gothenburg, Sweden during 16 to 18 May. Over 4,500 experts, scholars and health professionals in the field of stroke from 90 countries gathered on a record scale for this conference. This included 85 people registered from China. Several members of The George Institute China, led by Executive Director Professor Craig Anderson, were invited to the conference and made keynote speeches and poster communications.
The National Centre for Chronic and Non-communicable Disease Control and Prevention of Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (NCNCD, China CDC) and The George Institute for Global Health, Injury Division, have signed an expanded Memorandum of Understanding in Sydney that is set to shift the way the two countries manage and treat the burden of injury and chronic diseases throughout the region.
On 28 April, 2018, the first China-Australia Alumni Reception of The George Institute for Global Health was successfully held in Beijing, hosted by The George Institute China. Approximately 30 doctors from a wide range of disciplines across China who have studied at The George Institute for Global Health headquarters in Sydney, Australia, gathered to reconnect with old friends, forge new friendships, share experiences, and gain new insights into health and medical research.
On 23 March 2018, the training session of Road to Hierarchical Diabetes Management at Primary Care Settings in China (ROADMAP) project was undertaken in Changsha city of Hunan province, the 18th site in a national network.
To celebrate International Women’s Day and raise public attention towards women’s health, The George Institute China co-hosted a morning tea with UN Women on 9 March. The morning tea was themed as ‘Marriage, women and health’. Professor Tan Xianjie from Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Ms. Shen Zijiao from Beijing Normal University, and Ms. Wang Qing from UN Women, were key spokespersons at the event speaking on women’s health and marital relations.