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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, Professor Anushka Patel.

Media release: 
21/08/2019
healthiest foods

It turns out that British food isn’t that terrible, after all. A global survey has found that when it comes to having the healthiest packaged foods and drinks, the UK tops the charts, with the USA in 2nd place and Australia coming in at 3rd.

Examples of evidence gap map visualisations from the project ‘identifying research gaps: Leptospirosis in India'

You may have heard of evidence gap maps – they have been used in health, social and environmental research for a while now. But, let’s be honest, is it possible some of us glaze over when hearing the words ‘evidence’, ‘gap’ and ‘map’ linked together?

This article is written by Dr Kenneth Yakubu and was first published on the BMJ Global Health and is reproduced here with their kind permission.

Media release: 
05/08/2019

Each year at least 5000 Australians die from sepsis – a life-threatening organ dysfunction due to infection – but Australia has no national action plan to coordinate public awareness campaigns and treatment bundles, according to the authors of a Perspective published today by the Medical Journal of Australia.

Media release: 
31/07/2019

Co-founder and Principal Director of The George Institute for Global Health, Professor Stephen MacMahon, has been selected as a finalist for the prestigious Eureka Prize for Leadership in Innovation and Science.

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.

Media release: 
19/07/2019

A global study of 12 million people has found diabetes increases the risk of heart failure and this increase is greater for women than men.

What is influenza?

Influenza (the ‘flu) is a contagious disease of the respiratory tract caused by influenza viruses. In more than 998 people out of 1000 influenza is a self-limiting illness that does not need any specific treatment other than rest, pain killers such as paracetamol and control of fever. However, in a minority of sufferers it is more serious and may lead to sepsis.

Event
Food Governance Conference 2019
Wednesday, 3 July, 2019 - 18:00 to Friday, 5 July, 2019 - 17:30

Law School Foyer, Sydney Law School (F10),
Eastern Avenue, University of Sydney, (next to Fisher library, either University Ave or City Rd Entrance),
NSW, The University of Sydney NSW 2006

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