Happy Chinese New Year
As the year 2016 is coming to an end and we will soon embrace the year of Rooster, The George Institute, China would like to take this opportunity to express our sincere appreciation for your continued trust and steady support for our research work.
We continue close collaboration with Peking University Health Science Center, whilst propelling new collaborations with government sectors, universities, scientific research institutes, and other NGOs, to conduct research that will have a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of people at risk of serious conditions, such as heart disease, stroke and diabetes.
In 2016, The George Institute, China achieved much in relation to the prevention and control of serious chronic diseases, such as:
- successfully hosting a Roundtable on Pre-packaged Food and Non-Communicable Diseases Prevention and Control in Beijing, where there was much discussion with nutritional and food safety experts about potential ways to improve current Chinese regulation and the nutritional profile of pre-packaged foods for the better prevention and control of diet-related ill-health.
- maintained our emphasis on high quality and high impact scientific reports, with 26 Journal articles, 5 book chapters published and 18 conference presentations made.
- collaboration with Cardio Union to launch the Heart Health Research Center (HHRC) to address the growing burden of cardiovascular disease in China and around the world; the new business entity will provide research services to deliver efficient, high quality and high impact research for customers focused on clinical, population and healthcare services for people at high risk of cardiovascular disease in China.
- innovative research, including: the ROADMAP study, which aims to explore the road to hierarchical management of people with diabetes mellitus in primary care settings in China; the SSaSS study, with the goal of finding out if use of a low-sodium salt substitute can reduce the morbidity and mortality of stroke; the I-CARE study, the largest ever study to evaluate whether depression management in those with cardiovascular disease can be cost-effectively provided and improve health outcomes in rural China; the China Center for mHealth Innovation (CCmHI) released the research report on mobile technology application in maternal and child health in China. Other studies implemented by the Institute are well underway and has made substantive achievements.
These accomplishments would not have been possible without your support.
In wishing you and your families a wonderful holiday, we would like to extend our greetings for a prosperous Year of Rooster filled with warmth, peace, and happiness!
The George Institute, China