What we do

The global health landscape is changing rapidly as a consequence of a myriad of factors: population growth, ageing, lifestyle changes and new pandemics of chronic disease and injury. This places unprecedented demands on already overstretched healthcare resources in both high- and low-income.

Our work focuses on global health challenges with the greatest loss of productive and enjoyable life, and particularly in those greatest affected who reside in resource-poor settings.

You don't find us working in conventional laboratories with rats and microscopes, but instead with people in communities, clinics and hospitals, and involving multiple stakeholders covering practitioners, providers, governments and other organisations engaged in delivering healthcare. We conduct large-scale randomised trials, epidemiological studies, health services evaluations, and innovative programs involving novel systems for capturing data and decision-making.

"We are committed to undertaking research and identifying practical approaches towards better treatments, better care and healthier societies."

Our priorities

We develop effective, evidence-based and affordable solutions through the design, conduct and analysis of innovative large evaluations, surveys, epidemiological, statistical analysis and health services research.

We often look beyond a single disease process towards understanding the health needs of people across the life course and within different health systems, in order to identify patient-centred approaches to care that can have wide ranging implementation.

Our research projects

The George Institute engages in projects in 45 countries, in partnership with an international network of experts and collaborators, and is affiliated with leading universities. In China, the affiliation is with Peking University Health Science Center 

Our projects examine the best ways to prevent and treat diseases, improve access to evidence-based care, develop policy, and implement and scale up proven solutions for the benefit of millions of people.

Our publications

With over 8,000 publications and other academic outputs since The George Institute for Global Health was established, we continue to build much needed evidence to effectively and sustainably transform healthcare systems across the world.

Our work is regularly published in leading medical journals, such as The Lancet, New England Journal of Medicine and the Journal of the American Medical Association, which has an important influence on clinical guidelines and practice worldwide.