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.
He’s published over 80 articles, and presented world-first research findings in more than a dozen countries. He has led numerous research projects, analysis and clinical trials and treated hundreds of patients, but Professor Vlado Perkovic is set to take the biggest step in his career, as the newly announced Executive Director of The George Institute Australia.
China has now overtaken India as the country with the most people living with diabetes. According to the International Diabetes Federation, the disease affects one in 10 adults in China, and costs around US$26 billion a year in treating the condition.
Only once before in the history of the United Nations, has the General Assembly focused on a health issue, the global response to HIV/AIDS, and while challenges remain, such actions had a substantial impact. Ten years later the General Assembly has called on heads of state to stand tall against the onslaught of non-communicable disease.
A new international report on the impact of scientific research has named Sydney’s George Institute for Global Health as the organisation whose publications have had the greatest recent worldwide impact.
A new study into the burden of Type II diabetes-related mortality in the Asia-Pacific region shows between 9 and 98 per cent of diabetes deaths could be prevented by tackling higher-than-optimal body mass index (BMI).
The Clinical Pathways in Acute Coronary Syndromes in China Study (CPACS) is a three-part study that focuses on how hospitals in China manage acute coronary syndromes (ACS) a range of heart-related conditions following acute myocardial ischemia, or heart attack.
Currently in Australia, more than 16,000 people break their hip every year. All of these people will be admitted to hospital, and most will have some kind of surgery. A year later, less than half will be able to walk as well as they did, and sadly, another 6 - 7% will have died.