The 1000 days from pregnancy to the baby's second birthday, is known as the Golden 1000 Days, which is key to shaping baby’s health and success in the future. However, the busy activities of antenatal examinations, vaccination, and breastfeeding, can be very challenging for young mothers. To help them cope better and assist in achieving better health and growth in babies, The George Institute China (GI China), China Children and Teenager’s Fund (CCTF) and Qualcomm Wireless Reach, have cooperated to develop a 1000 DAYS App with a view to making this more widely available for the public.
On 23 March 2018, the training session of Road to Hierarchical Diabetes Management at Primary Care Settings in China (ROADMAP) project was undertaken in Changsha city of Hunan province, the 18th site in a national network.
To celebrate International Women’s Day and raise public attention towards women’s health, The George Institute China co-hosted a morning tea with UN Women on 9 March. The morning tea was themed as ‘Marriage, women and health’. Professor Tan Xianjie from Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Ms. Shen Zijiao from Beijing Normal University, and Ms. Wang Qing from UN Women, were key spokespersons at the event speaking on women’s health and marital relations.
At the end of January, INTERACT3 was successfully activated across 25 hospitals in China, and 80 patients from 198 screened patients with acute intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) have been recruited from 16 hospitals since launch of the project in late 2017.
Ms. Guojuan Cheng is a Clinical Research Associate at The George Institute, China. She is responsible for communicating with hospitals and managing the INTERACT3 project. Let’s listen to her story and learn her life in TGI.
Researchers at The George Institute, Oxford, drew on data from the UK Biobank, a large, population-based study of more than half a million men and women. They found that women who had started their periods before the age of 12 had a 10% greater risk of developing cardiovascular disease than those who had been 13 or older, while those who went through the menopause before the age of 47 had a 33% higher risk of developing heart disease and 42% greater risk of stroke.
As a kick start to the new calendar year, The George Institute, China held a ‘big data analysis in healthcare workshop’ on 2 January 2018. The aim was to facilitate new ideas and modes of cooperation and development in healthcare arena through open dialogue and sharing of experiences in the application of the new analytics of big data in various fields. By integrating new and existing data resources, we hope to create opportunities for research to improve the quality and outcomes of healthcare services in China and other countries. Experts and scholars from a wide range of disciplines covering public health, epidemiology, biomedical engineering and clinical medicine, participated in the workshop.