On 26 July, SMARTHealth Diabetes launch event was held successfully in Luquan district, Shijiazhuang, Hebei province. Over 80 participants including Professor Yuxia Ma, Vice-President of school of public health at Hebei Medical University, researchers from The George Institute China, Luquan village doctors and investigators joined the meeting.
A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has been signed between The George Institute, China (TGI China) and Guangdong General Hospital. On behalf of the respective parties, Professor Jiyan Chen, Director of Cardiovascular Department of Guangdong General Hospital, and Dr Maoyi Tian, Senior Research Fellow of TGI China, signed the MOU in acknowledgement of the importance of the cooperation.
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.
As one of the largest basal insulin research projects in China, the Observational Registry for Basal Insulin Treatment (ORBIT) project was initiated by the Chinese Diabetes Society (CDS), conducted and managed by The George Institute, China and supported by Sanofi China. ORBIT was launched in 2011 and has successfully published research findings this year after the positive participation of 209 secondary and tertiary hospitals nationwide, hundreds of doctors and follow-up of nearly 20,000 patients with type 2 diabetes for 6 months.
Breastfeeding is not only healthy for babies, it may also help to reduce mother’s risk of having a heart attack or stroke later in life, according to new research published in today’s issue of Journal of the American Heart Association, the Open Access Journal of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. The work is based on a large prospective cohort study of 300,000 adult women in China.
In the 2017 Queen's Birthday Honours List, Professors Robyn Norton and Stephen MacMahon, the founders and principal directors of The George Institute for Global Health, were appointed Officers in the General Division of the Order of Australia (AO).