Cardiovascular disease (CVD), including heart disease and stroke, is the world’s leading cause of death, claiming 17.5 million lives annually, and by 2030 this figure is expected to rise to 23 million.
On September 18, 2018, Taikang Pension Insurance Co., Ltd. and The George Institute for Global Health signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for strategic cooperation. Liu Hongbo, Deputy General Manager of Taikang Pension, and Professor Anushka Patel, Chief Scientist of The George Institute for Global Health, signed the MoU on behalf of each party.
The High level Symposium on Falls Prevention amongst Older People in China, co-organized by the National Center for Chronic and Noncommunicable Disease Control and Prevention (NCNCD) of China CDC and The George Institute China, was successfully held in Beijing on September 21, 2018.
On September 19 2018, the ‘Salt Substitute and Stroke Study (SSaSS) Annual Meeting 2018’ was held in Qingdao. Over 50 participants joined the meeting to review progress on the study and exchange experiences. Those who attended the meeting included Principal Investigators from China and Australia, Project Coordinators from provincial study centers, and government officials from local Disease Control and Prevention Centers and Public Health Systems.
The 2018 Design and Statistical Analysis of Clinical Studies Training Program, organized by the Heart Health Research Center (hereafter abbreviated as HHRC), was successfully held in Beijing on September 17 2018. Over 40 doctors, trainees and medical practitioners, from 16 hospitals and medical research organizations from across the country completed the two-day training course with an empty cup mentality.
Xuanchen (Ted) Tao is responsible for the SMARTDiabetes study. He is committed to applying the mobile health techniques and the family health promoter model to improve the self-management of patients with type 2. Let’s step into his story.
"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."