#GeorgeTalks on “Salt wars: using policy and the law to reduce salt intake”

The George Institute for Global Health invites you to a #GeorgeTalks on “Salt wars: using policy and the law to reduce salt intake” on Wednesday 10 March 2021 at 12pm (AEDT) to mark ‘World Salt Awareness Week’.   For this #GeorgeTalks event, we will be joined by Dr. Michael F. Jacobson, Senior Scientist and former […]

WHO Launch of Action framework for developing and implementing public food procurement and service policies for a healthy diet

Around the world, millions of meals and snacks are served and sold to the public every day through institutions like schools, government offices, health care facilities, military bases, and correctional facilities. This presents an opportunity to improve the diets of the population by ensuring all food served and sold in these settings meet nutritional standards.  […]

World Children’s Day Webinar by UNICEF and WHO: 20 November 2020

To mark World Children’s Day on the 20th of November, UNICEF and WHO are hosting a webinar titled “Towards a healthy weight for all children – maintaining momentum in challenging times”. This webinar will focus on the global efforts to prevent childhood overweight and obesity with discussion on the opportunities and challenges to promote early […]

Food, COVID-19 and Sensible Policy: Time to #FixFood

To celebrate World Food Day on the 16th of October, The George Institute hosted a discussion with Professor Dariush Mozaffarian of the Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy. Prof Mozaffarian provided a background on the burden of disease due to poor diets, the steps that can be taken to fix diets and food […]

World Stroke Day on 29 October 2020

One in four people will have a stroke in their lifetime. This year’s World Stroke Day focused on the top 10 lifestyle changes to prevent stroke including controlling high blood pressure, eating a healthy, balanced diet and maintaining a healthy weight. The World Stroke Organization encouraged individuals to “join the movement” and share dance moves […]

World Heart Day 2020: ‘Share your stories’ campaign by World Heart Federation

On the 29th of September 2020, World Heart Day saw the world become filled with messages of heart-healthy lifestyle change ideas. These messages have reached millions of people around the world thanks to the ‘Share your stories’ campaign initiated by the World Heart Federation. To ‘Use Heart’ by sharing your World Heart Day story with […]

New online course launched on World Hypertension Day, 17 October 2020

The theme of World Hypertension Day 2020 was “Measure Your Blood Pressure, Control It, Live Longer”, emphasising accurate measurement, effective control and a healthy long life. The Pan American Health Organization, World Health Organization and Resolve to Save Lives hosted an online event and presented a new virtual course and new tools to improve blood […]

Salt Awareness Week Activities 2020

World Salt Awareness week took place from the March 9th to 15th. The theme was “Hide and Seek” and global activities aimed to highlight salt “hidden” in processed and packaged food and the difficulties faced by consumers “seeking” lower salt options. People were encouraged to contact food companies to demand less salt in food as […]

Pacific Island Health Research Symposium

On the 29th and 30th of August the Fiji National University hosted the Pacific Island Health Research Symposium on the Coral Coast, Fiji. The Symposium was the biggest conference of its kind in Fiji, and included presentations from students and academics from Fiji, neighboring Pacific Island countries, Australia and New Zealand. A diverse range of […]