About us

Five billion people have no reliable access to essential health care. Heart attack and stroke are the world’s leading cause of death and in the next decade 100 million people will die from chronic diseases before they reach 60, while another 20 million people will die from road injuries.

Change healthcare and you change the world

The mission of The George Institute for Global Health is to improve the health of millions of people worldwide. With projects in more than 50 countries, we have raised over 450 million dollars for global health research since 1999 and we have been ranked among the top 10 research institutions in the world for scientific impact by the SCImago Institution Rankings World Report in 2011 - 2013.

Our work is:

  • Improving healthcare for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians
  • Making roads safer around the world
  • Preventing the complications of diabetes
  • Changing decades old thinking about intensive care
  • Improving outcomes among stroke survivors
  • Using mobile technology to make healthcare accessible worldwide
  • Developing tools to empower people to improve their own health

Across the world 20 people die prematurely every minute. Help us find ways for more people to live longer, healthier lives.