George Institute About us Five billion people have no reliable access to essential health care. Heart attack and stroke are the world’s leading cause of death and in the next decade 100 million people will die from chronic diseases before they reach 60, while another 20 million people will die from road injuries. Change healthcare and you change the world The mission of The George Institute for Global Health is to improve the health of millions of people worldwide. With projects in more than 50 countries, we have raised a quarter of a billion dollars for global health research in the last decade and in 2011 we were ranked number one in the world for research impact*. Our work is: Preventing heart disease in India Improving healthcare for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians Closing healthcare gaps in China Making roads safer around the world Preventing the complications of diabetes Changing decades old thinking about intensive care Improving outcomes among stroke survivors Using mobile technology to make healthcare accessible worldwide Developing tools to empower people to improve their own health Across the world 20 people die prematurely every minute. Help us find ways for more people to live longer, healthier lives Our mission Our mission is to improve the health of millions of people worldwide. We will achieve this by: Providing the best evidence to guide critical health decisions Engaging with decision makers to enact real change Targeting global epidemics, particularly of chronic diseases and injury Focusing on vulnerable populations in both rich and poor countries Values Humanitarian commitment Spurs us to tackle the health issues affecting high-risk and disadvantaged people worldwide. Focus on excellence Ensures we will produce scientific evidence that is ethical and of the highest quality. Creativity Encourages us to challenge traditional thinking and provide an impetus for new and innovative solutions to the world's leading health problems. Integrity Underpins all our work and interactions, including our collaborations with partner organisations worldwide. 'Can do' approach Helps produce timely, effective action, even in the face of adversity or other barriers to implementation. Emphasis on impact Will ensure our work has real consequences for those who are most vulnerable to disease and injury.