Professor Stephen MacMahon, Principal Director of the George Institute for Global Health, signed a Memorandum of Understanding on May 29 with Ren Jinyang, President and Secretary General of the Guanghua Foundation, forming a solid foundation for future collaboration and friendship during the auspicious Year of the Dragon.
The China International Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and The George Institute for Global Health, China held a series of training sessions at the School of Public Health at Xi’an Jiaotong University as part of the 4th Annual Chronic Disease Forum the Prevention and Management of Chronic Diseases and the Health Policy Roundtable.
Non-communicable diseases claim 36 million lives annually and are preventable. This week in China local and international experts in non-communicable diseases (NCDs) will convene on Thursday and Friday, May 24 and 25, in the historical city of Xi’an in Shaanxi Province, China, to discuss public health solutions and advise doctors, hospitals, and governments on strategies to prevent and control chronic disease in China.
What is fast becoming the Google of the physiotherapy world, PEDro is one of the most used online resources by physiotherapists. Housing over 21,000 reviews, trials and guidelines, PEDro (the Physiotherapy Evidence Database) averages one search every thirteen seconds, and quickly provides the best research evidence to physiotherapists across the world. “PEDro offers the most complete catalogue of highquality research to guide clinical practice.
The Honourable Helen Sham-Ho shares many values with The George Institute. With a passion for education, healthcare and social justice, Helen has been extensively awarded and recognised for her continuous contribution to the community.
Helen was a member of the NSW Legislative Council for 15 years and is celebrated as the first Chinese born Parliamentarian in Australia. A qualified Social Worker and a practising solicitor, prior to Helen’s election to Parliament, she served as Commissioner of the then NSW Ethnic Affairs Commission.
At 34, Praveen has already achieved many things in his medical career - leading community based trials in chronic disease, working in the field of HIV/AIDS and STI for a Gates Foundation project and currently working on a new project to help address type 2 diabetes in women in India - but according to Praveen, by far his biggest achievement will come to fruition in early 2012.