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.
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.