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"Salt increases blood pressure, which increases the risk of cardiovascular disease – such as heart disease, heart attacks and stroke – the biggest killer worldwide. By reducing salt intakes, we can reduce the risk of such diseases, and save lives."

Media release: 
21/04/2017

Statement from Executive Director, The George Institute Australia, Professor Vlado Perkovic.

The George Institute, China, has been selected as a finalist in the 2017 AustCham Westpac Australia-China Business Awards (ACBA) in the Business Excellence for Sustainability, Diversity and Social Responsibility category.

Science and medicine were not subjects of dinnertime conversations in the Norton household in Christchurch, New Zealand, but Professor Robyn Norton grew up observing her parents’ commitment to equity and social justice in improving people’s lives. It left an indelible impression on her young mind.

Media release: 
21/03/2017

It’s a staple eaten by millions of Australians, but a new study has revealed the hidden levels of salt within our daily bread.

As a result of significant reductions in maternal and infant mortality over the past few decades, we have much to celebrate in terms of improving health outcomes for people around the world.

‘It is important to me to be a role model, an example of a strong resilient Aboriginal woman who can achieve anything she sets her mind to.’

Media release: 
02/03/2017

A new report has highlighted a gender divide in the screening of patients for cardiovascular disease – Australia’s number one killer.

Media release: 
01/03/2017

A new report from The University of Wollongong and The George Institute for Global Health has outlined a series of recommendations to break down the barriers preventing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from gaining their driver licence.

The American Heart Association’s renowned journal Circulation has interviewed The George Institute for Global Health’s Chief Scientist, Professor Anushka Patel, in a special edition focusing on women and heart disease.

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