The George Institute was recently profiled in The Lancet; revered as one of the most prestigious, peer reviewed medical journals in the world.
The feature article in The Lancet spoke of the Institute’s 16 year history from inception to the present time, where the George Institute is known as one of the leading global health research institutions in the world with over 500 employees worldwide. The article highlighted the Institute’s focus on non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and its global influence from working in more than 50 different countries.
The diversity of the Institute’s work was made apparent in the Lancet article. It featured Professor Vivek Jha, a nephrologist who heads up The Institute’s India office, and referenced the SMARTHealth study, the India team’s flagship project for a simple, mobile based solution to improve healthcare delivery. Professor Anushka Patel, the Institute’s chief scientist, was also featured along with her work in numerous implementation studies and an affordable polypill. The Institute’s leading role in global food policy was also highlighted with Professor Bruce Neal’s work in an innovative mobile phone app which helps people make healthier food choices. The app is available in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom, with future plans for China, India and the United States.
These individuals and many others at the Institute are leading the way to realizing our mission in improving the health of millions of people worldwide. Close to 40% of The George Institute’s funding comes from George Clinical and as such, we are proud of being able to support the Institute’s far reaching, high impact work.