The first World Health Organization global report on diabetes found that the number of adults living with diabetes almost quadrupled to 422 million adults from 1980 to 2014. Low and middle income countries were the hardest hit with this disease and other NCDs. The George Institute addresses diabetes by looking at contributing chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease and kidney disease, plus the rise of obesity.


  • Professor Bruce Neal

    • Executive Director, The George Institute, Australia
    • Professor of Medicine, UNSW Sydney
    • Honorary Professor, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney
    • Professor of Clinical Epidemiology, Imperial College London
  • Associate Professor Puhong ZHANG - 张普洪

    • Associate Director, The George Institute, China
    • Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW Sydney
    • Epidemiologist
  • Dr Oommen John

    • Programme Head, Research Innovations and Outreach