Why we do it

Each year, non-communicable diseases kill some 41 million people, and injuries claim 5 million lives, of which the majority of victims reside in low-and middle-income countries.

Compounding these figures is the fact that half the world’s population lacks access to essential health care. Each year, an estimated 100 million people are pushed into extreme poverty because of unexpected out-of-pocket health expenses. 

The George Institute focuses on better treatments, better care, and healthier societies, to improve the lives of millions of people.

“We operate globally and locally to target the biggest health problems plaguing our time.”

Our impact

The George Institute works to change traditional ways of preventing and treating chronic conditions, and to transform healthcare delivery with a focus on under-served populations.

The George Institute is a leading voice for the biggest health challenge of the 21st century – the scourge of non-communicable diseases and injury.  

Our work and researchers are recognised among the world’s best for scientific impact, excellence, and innovation.

Shaping policy and practice

We translate research outcomes into policy and practice by providing policymakers with effective, high-impact evidence to improve the performance of the healthcare system, and help address major health issues in China.