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Thursday, 12 July, 2018 - 16:00 to 18:00

The George Institute for Global Health
Level 5, 1 King Street, Newtown

Media release: 
21/06/2018

Six out of ten Australian packaged foods are highly or ultra-processed, more than half are discretionary/junk foods and only one third are healthy, according to a new analysis by The George Institute for Global Health.

The George Institute for Global Health mourns the loss of Professor David Cooper AC, a great Australian scientist and researcher, who sadly passed away in March this year, and celebrates his achievements and contribution to health and science.

"We know that unhealthy food environments drive unhealthy diets. I think a big challenge is to reframe the way we view unhealthy dietary habits and to shift some of the responsibility (and blame) from individuals, onto government and food industry who have the power to create change."

Media release: 
13/06/2018

Australia now has many of the building blocks in place to roll out a digitally enabled health system that could transform care services, an expert report has found.

Event
Tuesday, 12 June, 2018 - 12:30 to 13:30

The George Institute for Global Health
Level 5, 1 King Street, Newtown

Event
Wednesday, 30 May, 2018 - 12:30 to 13:30

The George Institute for Global Health
Level 5, 1 King Street, Newtown

The prestigious Lund University Faculty of Medicine in Sweden has conferred an honorary doctorate to The George Institute’s Professor John Chalmers AC.

Event
Tuesday, 29 May, 2018 - 10:00 to 15:00

The George Institute for Global Health
Level 5, 1 King Street, Newtown

The National Centre for Chronic and Non-communicable Disease Control and Prevention of Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (NCNCD, China CDC) and The George Institute for Global Health, Injury Division, have signed an expanded Memorandum of Understanding in Sydney that is set to shift the way the two countries manage and treat the burden of injury and chronic diseases throughout the region.

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