"Generally speaking, we hope what we are doing can contribute to the cultivation of healthier lifestyles. Specifically, we hope all these researches can change the traditional mode of nutritional intervention, and find more cost-effective ways to help people to develop healthier diet habits. Meanwhile, the pre-packaged food data we collected can provide evidence for food policy makers."
On 8 June, 2018, the INTERACT3 (INTEnsive care bundle with blood pressure reduction in Acute Cerebral hemorrhage Trial) study’s first investigator meeting was held successfully in Chengdu. Participants included principal investigators from Australia and China, and more than 160 doctors from 85 participating hospital sites in China.
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.
Taxes on soft drinks, alcohol and tobacco are a powerful response to rising rates of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) worldwide, according to the most comprehensive analysis to date of evidence on expenditure, behaviour and socio-economic status, published today in The Lancet.