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On the 24th of October the Sydney office launched Genovate – a social entrepreneurship program – designed to drive impact through disruptive entrepreneurship.

On 15th of October 2019 The George Institute for Global Health held a panel discussion, ‘Data, science and achieving the sustainable development goals’ featuring two leading experts, Associate Professors Abraham Flaxman (IMHE) and Rohina Joshi (UNSW). The United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goal 3 aims to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.

Researchers from The George Institute for Global Health in Oxford and Sydney presented noteworthy new findings at this year’s European Society of Cardiology Congress in Paris.

Statement from Professor Bruce Neal, Executive Director, The George Institute, Australia:  

On Thursday the 22th of August 2019, The George Institute for Global Health community came together to celebrate the 20th anniversary of John Yu Oration & Medal.

This year the honour was awarded to our Chief Scientist and Vice Principal Director, Professor Anushka Patel.

Last week the Sydney office held its annual special event to celebrate NAIDOC Week in Australia. The event started off with a warm Welcome to Country by Uncle Chicka Madden.

On the 27th of June 2019 The George Institute for Global Health held the Fight the Fear breakfast event at which the guests were invited to challenge their pre conceived notions about the possibilities of science and technology, changing the ways in which we think about and thereby solve social problems.

The 2019 Women and Heart Disease Forum was held in Sydney on 19 June, presented by the National Heart Foundation in collaboration with The George Institute for Global Health.

The right to health and the obligations of countries worldwide were the focus of the latest George Talks event at The George Institute for Global Health.

Professor Gorik Ooms, from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, presented: ‘Health security and the right to health: friends and foes’ and began by explaining human rights as a concept; that one cannot have a right if there is no corresponding obligation.

He stated that a person’s right to health was based on a reasonable expectation that society will intervene.

He said:

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children are still dying from unintentional injuries at the same rate as 15 years ago, a new report has highlighted. Yet death rates for non-Aboriginal children have halved in the same period.

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