The George Institute Australia, has hosted a special in-depth conversation between The Hon. Catherine King MP, Shadow Minister for Health and Medicare, facilitated by Professor Vlado Perkovic, Executive Director of The George Institute Australia, on the future of healthcare in Australia. Over 150 stakeholders convened from across the healthcare sector to listen to Labour’s plan for a healthy Australia. In her remarks, Ms King focused on the importance of addressing the growing burden of chronic disease in Australia, primary care reform and health equity.
A global review involving almost 20 million people has shown that having diabetes significantly raises the risk of developing cancer, and for women the risk is even higher.
Researchers from The George Institute also found diabetes conferred an additional risk for women, compared to men, for leukaemia and cancers of the stomach, mouth and kidney, but less risk for liver cancer.
Staff at The George Institute Australia celebrated Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture at its annual NAIDOC celebration on July 10, 2018. Celebrations included a performance by the Wodi Wodi group, a bush tucker luncheon by Sandpiper Catering, bush medicine demonstration by Chris Moore and a live art installation from Saltwater Dreamtime.
The theme for this year’s NAIDOC week, held nationally between 8 and 15 July, is ‘Because of her we can’. The theme celebrates the contributions and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women.