The George Institute for Global Health was established in India in 2007 to generate high quality evidence and improve the health of millions of Indians by reducing premature deaths and disability from non-communicable diseases like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, kidney disease, stroke, mental health, and injuries.
The George Institute India’s research uses innovative approaches to create system-wide change for people at the bottom of the pyramid, develop affordable and scalable solutions, and to empower people to improve their own health.
TGI also conducts research and advocacy around areas traditionally neglected by the healthcare and policy community - the health of women and girls, adolescents and promoting healthy eating.
One of the top ranked medical research institutes in the world for impact, TGI India partners with over 60 national and international institutions such as the Public Health Foundation of India, the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, University of Hyderabad; and has affiliations with UNSW Sydney (The University of New South Wales), University of Oxford and Peking University.
With researchers in Delhi, Hyderabad and around India, TGI India is a terrific example of Australia and India working together to improve people's health. Local innovation and medical research expertise paired with a global reach embodies The George Institute, India.
Our mission is to improve the health of millions of people worldwide, particularly those living in disadvantaged circumstances, by challenging the status quo and using innovative approaches to prevent and treat non-communicable diseases and injury.
We focus on the global health challenges that cause the greatest loss of life and the greatest impairment of life quality.
Non-communicable diseases collectively cause over 70% of all deaths worldwide, or 41 million people each year, including 15 million people dying prematurely aged between 30 and 69. Over 85% of these premature deaths are in low- and middle-income countries.
Injuries claimed 5 million lives in 2015, the majority of which are in low- and middle-income countries. Compounding these issues is the fact that millions of people worldwide do not have access to primary health care.
To address these challenges, our research is focussed on creating better treatments, better care and healthier societies by:
finding better treatments for the world’s biggest health problems;
transforming primary health care to support better health for more people; and
harnessing the power of communities, governments and markets to improve health.
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